If You Come to Earth

if you come to earth

From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!

If You Came to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.

This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.

• An engaging storybook about a single curious and imaginative child • Simultaneously funny and touching • Carries a clear message about the need to care for the earth and each other

If you come to Earth, there are a few things you need to know. . . We live in all kinds of places. In all kinds of homes. In all kinds of families. Each of us is different. But all of us are amazing. And, together, we share one beautiful planet.

This masterful and moving picture book is a visually comprehensive guide to the earth, imbued with warmth and humor.---from the publisher

80 pages                                978-1452137797                              Ages 5-8

Keywords:  Planet Earth, diversity, diverse books, acceptance, accepting others, being different, inclusivity, fun, humor, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, understanding others, home, multicultural, families


Right this very minute there are about 7  billion people on this planet.  We’re all different.  Our clothes, our languages, how much we grew in April, what we had for breakfast - all this might not the same but we all have one thing in common - we live on Planet Earth.

So what would we want to tell someone about our world if they just arrived - maybe from their own world somewhere out in space?

Come on along as Sophie Blackall welcomes the newcomers - gives them a guided tour- and after you finish hearing what she tells them about our Planet Earth, you might feel a little more at home - have that really good comfy feeling - that you’re one of us - you belong here- and together we can figure out great ways to take good care of our planet and each other - wouldn’t that be great?

80 pages                        978-1452137797            Ages 5-8

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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