The Earth Book
Todd Parr, . . Little, Brown, $15.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-316-04265-9
In Parr's signature chunky style, smiley-faced kids share what they love about the planet and what they do to protect it. “I turn off the faucet while I brush my teeth,” says a purple boy in a hot pink bathroom. On another spread, two figures stand in a sunny garden with neatly planted rows of produce: “I love watching things grow and I want there to be enough food for everyone.” The earnest message springs off the page. Ages 4–8.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010