Here We Are

Written by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2017 

Inspired by the birth of his son, award-winning Oliver Jeffers has created a deeply touching introduction to the world as a physical space and also as a place that needs to be treated with great care and respect. Subtitled ‘Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ Jeffers uses richly coloured double page spreads and only a few words of commentary to describe the obvious features of land, sea, night and day but also how time can move both slow and fast and should never be wasted! The perfect gift for all parents to share with their new babies – and each other.  Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for November 2017

Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Katinka's Tail by Judith Kerr

Lucky Button by Michael Morpurgo

Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht

The Stone Bird by Jenny McCartney

The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray

The Song from Somewhere Else by A. F. Harrold

Here We Are Synopsis

Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth. 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. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We're glad you found it.

Here We Are Press Reviews

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:

Hilarious picture book brilliance... Books for Keeps

It's funny, clever and pushes kids creativity. The Telegraph

...stunning illustrations Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:

As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity.  The Guardian

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008266165
Publication date: 14/11/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008266165
Publication date: 14th November 2017
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Other Categories: Books of the Year, If They Like...They'll Love

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.  Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...

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