“A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.”
~ Harper Collins ~
What begins as a monthly exchange of ideas between Earth and Room 5 grows into a lasting friendship, a school club with a surprising president, and –hopefully– lifelong Earth-smart habits.
Written by Erin Dealey
Illustrated by Luisa Uribe
— Uribe’s gorgeous art for DEAR EARTH has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show.
—> Check out my DEAR EARTH read-aloud on the Harper Collins YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ejHlI16VQdo
BONUS: The book jacket reverses to become a POSTER about how to Be An Earth Hero All year! —>
LibrarianBookends: “This picture book is beautiful & important; let’s kickoff how to be an Earth Hero in January, and continue all year long!”
#NewYearsResolutions #letterwriting #environment #climatechange
Ms. Rusin/ 2nd grade teacher: “I love the letters between Earth & Room 5 in Dear Earth… The illustrations are beautiful. My mind is racing with all of the things I can use this book for in the classroom! And how fun would it be to start an Earth Heroes Club with students?!?” (more activities below)
When the kids in Room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back. This beautiful picture book is a celebration of every child’s ability to connect with the environment and make a positive impact .
A monthly exchange of ideas between the kids and Earth becomes a lasting friendship in this affectionate story about how to be an Earth Hero, lyrically written by Erin Dealey and gorgeously illustrated by Dilys Evans Founder Award-winning illustrator Luisa Uribe.
Young readers will learn about environmental conservation, along with simple things they can do to help care for the planet-like recycling and reducing energy consumption. There is even a reversible jacket cover that features a poster printed on the inside with twelve months of Earth Hero activities. These fun and interactive activities will encourage children to help protect our planet year-round.
LitLinks by Patricia Newman features DEAR EARTH + #STEM letter writing activities for Ss of all ages.
Downloadable DEAR EARTH letter template from Harper Collins available here.
Seesaw activities created by Ms. Zapp for her 2nd graders /easily adapted to other grades:
Read Harper Collins Senior Designer Erica De Chavez‘ insights into the creation of DEAR EARTH’s cover here.