Our Big Home: An Earth Poem

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Glaser's (Compost!) joyous appreciation of the interconnectedness of all living things forms the heart of this celebratory picture book; Kleven's (City of Angels; Abuela) brilliant, busy art gives it its soul. In lyrical free verse stanzas, the author exalts the life-giving rain, sun, soil and air that enable numberless plants, animals and "you and me" to inhabit a most amazing planet. Her exhilaration inspires a message of ecological respect without ever mentioning it directly. The text would be merely sweet on its own, but Kleven's kinetic mixed-media compositions, pulsing with flurries of color and light, swirl and flow as they accentuate the poem's happy rhythms. She creates a vibrant tapestry of people and nature in many settings: a city park, backyards, gardens, a sunset in the Middle East and a nighttime African savanna. This title is a good addition to the Earth Day picture-book canon, but it also stands apart as a sunny look at the wonders of the natural world. Ages 5-9. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761317760
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 282,559
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    An Inspiring Charmer For Children

    I've been a fan of children's author Linda Glaser and children's book illustrator Elisa Kleven for some time. When the two combine their considerable talents for the first time in 'Our Big Home,' the result is a truly memorable experience for children and parents. The text (about our interconnected eco-world) is both inspiring and instructive, and Glaser's feel for words creates an appealing lyrical lilt that kids will really enjoy. The lovely accompanying illustrations are simply chockful of whimsical details. I can't think of a better, brighter book for young children. This one's a winner!

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