This Is Our Earth

This Is Our Earth

by Laura Lee Benson, John Carrozza
     
 

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Laura Lee Benson's lilting verse carries us from one panoramic scene to another as we explore the landscapes and creatures that live on Earth. The simple prose facts, a subtext to the verse, serve as an introduction to earth and life sciences. Carrozza's exquisite watercolors help create a book that instructs and inspires. See more details below

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Laura Lee Benson's lilting verse carries us from one panoramic scene to another as we explore the landscapes and creatures that live on Earth. The simple prose facts, a subtext to the verse, serve as an introduction to earth and life sciences. Carrozza's exquisite watercolors help create a book that instructs and inspires.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Beginning with ``This is our Earth to cherish and love,'' this picture book of verse set to music (full score appears on the last page) makes nature's majestic beauty accessible to young children. The lilting, simple poem is fleshed out with an informative prose subtext. Below the line, ``From the desert sand/Where the tall cactus grow,'' the text explains that ``Deserts are dry-they receive less than ten inches of rain per year. The majority of the world's deserts are not carpets of sand, but are covered with gravel, stones and scattered boulders.'' The verse/prose combination creates two levels of readership-a combination that will spark ecological interest in youngsters and aid adults in interpreting the pictures. Big, bright watercolors harmonize with the rhythmic flow of the text, making this easily adaptable for use in group settings. A delightful introduction to the environment, this lovely song and book can promote an early sense of responsibility toward the Earth and its inhabitants.-Lisa Wu Stowe, Great Neck Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881064452
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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