Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 Time Best Book of the Year for 2017!

Well, hello. Welcome to this planet. We call it Earth. It’s pretty amazing. But if you’ve only just got here, like the small person in this story, it can be a baffling place. Still, don’t worry! Master picture book creator Oliver Jeffers explains all the essentials in this beautiful and original look at, well, everything. From the stars in the sky to the ground you walk on, from the passing of time to your clever body, it’s full of handy info to help you find your way through life. Just remember to be kind to the people you meet…

  • A beautiful look at being a person on our planet
  • Written to educate Oliver Jeffers’ own young son
  • Touching, uplifting and full of dazzling artwork
  • Explores our world, our needs and our place here

“An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic.” Guardian

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    Oliver Jeffers has won the Blue Peter and Nestle Smarties prizes for Lost and Found, and has won multiple awards in his native Ireland. He was also named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator in 2008.

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