Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a beautifully illustrated book by Oliver Jeffers. A children’s book at heart but a visual delight for any age. What a wonderful way to introduce and refresh young eyes to the wonders of planet earth. Oliver Jeffers captures the universe around us with a swoosh of watercolor delight and a mixed palette subtle language for all to understand.
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
What other people are saying about Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.
Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers’s candy-colored humans—musicians, hijabis, nuns, explorers, potentates—underscores the twin messages that “You’re never alone on Earth” and that we’re all in this together. –Paul Moreton, Bell Lomax Moreton Agency
If there ever was a book so superbly timed with an original sensibility built around our precious planet, then ‘Here We Are‘ by the inimitable Oliver Jeffers is it!-
Jeffers’ fans will not be disappointed by the scant, lilting text and the boldly colored, stylized depictions of people, animals, and scenery. Themes include the physical planet, caring for the body, diversity of people and animals, time well spent, and caring for the planet—with kindness as an overarching element. –Kirkus
With expressive illustrations and spare, warm words, Jeffers extends an invitation to all humans, new and old, to fathom the beautiful unity of beings, so gloriously different, orbiting a shared Sun on a common cosmic voyage.-Brainpickings