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 (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.
About the author: Oliver Jeffers’ work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages. In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver’s first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA. Jeffers won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo, and in 2013 Jeffers co-directed the video for U2’s Ordinary Love with Premo. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffers now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Connect with Oliver Jeffers: Website Goodreads
My thoughts: HERE WE ARE is a beautiful hardback book that is truly remarkable. In this book you will find a father’s lullaby to life on Earth. This book is full of lovely detailed pages as you immerse yourself into all the bewildering and intriguing wonders on Earth to explore. Written with a lovely touch, a hint of humor, and saturated with parental love. This book would make a lovely gift for a newborn, new parent, or as a baby shower gift. Overall, an amazing book that would be a nice addition to a child’s library. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**