This Is the Earth | Ages 4-8 Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander, illustrated by Wendell Minor (Harpercollins)
The rich illustrations and lyrical text of This Is the Earth make it a beautiful present with a strong ecological message. Children aged 4 and up will be entranced by the history of our Earth and how humans have affected it. Shore and Alexander’s rhyming words and Minor’s illustrations don’t shy away from the negative but do culminate this time with humans living harmoniously in its midst: readers are left with the knowledge of how they can help save the Earth.