“Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers’s candy-colored humans…underscores the twin messages that ’You’re never alone on Earth’ and that we’re all in this together.”—Publisher’s Weekly(starred review)
Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and expectations for his child—and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.
Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (you are here), or a guide to all of the animals (they don’t speak our language, but that’s no reason to be mean to them), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.