Sunday, June 18, 2017

"Touch the Earth" - Children's Book Review!


Touch the Earth is a sweet children's book by the one and only Julian Lennon. As a photographer, musician, Grammy Award Nominee, an environmentalist, and now, author–he wants to share his message with children around the world.

Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it.

The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet.

Fly to the top of a mountain. Send clean water to thirsty people. Dive deep into the ocean (the Flier turns into a submarine!) to pick up pollution and bring back the fish.

Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place.
An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon’s life and work, with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children.

The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Touch the Earth.

Touch The Earth is the first book in a planned trilogy.

A portion of the proceeds from books sales will go to support the environmental and humanitarian efforts of the White Feather Foundation.

Praises for Touch the Earth:

“When a book takes you on an adventure, it’s a good thing and allows you to think about something in a new way. When a book also reminds us how to treat what we have, it’s even better because it’s a win win. That’s exactly what Julian has done with his book. . . . He’s given us a win win.”
—Whoopi Goldberg

“I’ve always admired Julian Lennon’s singing, because for all he has seen of the world, his melodies contain such childlike wonder . . . his words, too. Buy this book, and his words turn into actions.” —Bono

About the Author:
Julian Lennon is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, photographers, documentarian and philanthropist. Born in Liverpool, England, Lennon is an observer of life in all its forms developing his personal expression through his artistic endeavors. In 2007, Lennon founded the global environmental and humanitarian organization the White Feather Foundation whose key initiatives are education, health, conservation and the protection of indigenous culture.

Bart Davis is an international bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books. His most recent is
"Black and White--The Way I See It," the biography of Richard Williams, father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. He has also written two feature films and a wide range of print articles. Davis lives in New York City.

About the Illustrator:
Smiljana Coh is an artist who studied film animation, and combines traditional and digital illustration techniques in her work. She has illustrated the picture books "I Want to Be a Ballerina," and wrote and illustrated "The Seven Princesses." She lives in Croatia and can be found online at www.cohillustration.com/.

My Review:
Touch the Earth is a children's book that teaches children about the earth and clean water. It also teaches them about how we get clean water to other countries. We need to teach this to our children so that they understand that our earth and water are precious, and we need to treat them as such. The illustrations are beautifully done. The poem at the back of the book is really good, almost like a song.


Disclosure: I received one copy of "Touch the Earth" children's book from Sky Pony Press in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

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