Review! This is the Earth by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander

20 Jul

thisisThis is the Earth

Written by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander

Illustrated by Wendell Minor

40 pages – ages 5+

Published by HarperCollins on February 23, 2016

Synopsis- This is the Earth, where we all live. Only, humans aren’t the only things living on the Earth. We share this planet with all of the animals, the birds, and the fishes. If we ruin it, we will not have a world to live in. We need to change, for this is our Earth.

What I Thought- This is a gorgeous picture book about keeping the Earth clean. Shore and Alexander’s rhyming scheme is wonderfully subtle, in a sing-song way. The book shows the land getting more and more changed from humans. It introduces everything as “This is the…” such as “This is the land…This is the river…” etc. finally introducing “This is the landfill…This is the pipe”. I think that this was a great way of teaching about pollution and being green, as it then goes into things you can do. Minor’s illustrations are absolutely stunning, and are perfect for the book.

Here is a peek –


For a full preview visit the HarperCollins website HERE

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

10 Responses to “Review! This is the Earth by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander”

  1. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

    The cover and the illustrations at Harpercollins are gorgeous, absolutely awesome! If I reviewed this book, it would be a keeper, sitting on a bookshelf when not being gazed at. The problem is one that deserves a big audience and I hope this gets that audience. Nice Erik.


  2. youngreadershelf July 21, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    I’ll be looking for this one for my classroom! Thanks for talking about it!


  3. rnewman504 July 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    I agree with Sue. This book is a keeper. Such an important message to teach children. I hope many pre-k and kindergarten classes introduce this book to their students.


  4. Patricia Tilton July 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Really loved this book. The message is important for kids and the illustrations are great!


  5. Darlene July 27, 2016 at 3:16 am #

    Love, love this book about animals and the earth. Thanks for reviewing and telling the world about it. Should be in every kids library.


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