About the Book

"Visually arresting and informative." —School Library Journal

Introduce little ones to our place in the solar system with Our Friend Earth, a circle-shaped ode to the planet we call home. Life on Earth is a gift from the sun. Like day and night, the people, places, and things we love come and go. But while our days are full of flux, the Earth is our constant companion, an unconditional friend who reminds us we are never alone.

Gratitude for the Earth begins with awareness. After reading Our Friend Earth, children will love pointing to the ground under their feet and recognizing it as Earth, their forever friend. From the diagram in the back of the book, they can learn how day and night cycle around the Earth as it rotates in the light of the sun.

Meet the Author

Lea Redmond reveals the extraordinary hiding in the ordinary: a saltshaker, a penny, hand gestures, clouds. Lea creates books, toys, games and small adventures that invite humans of all ages to be curious, playful, and kind. Lea works and plays in Oakland, California. You can visit her world of wonder at LeaRedmond.com.

Meet the Illustrator

Regina Shklovsky is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Sonoma County, California. She illustrated the 2018 picture book, Fun in the Mud, which was a 2019 Moonbeam award winner and a 2018 Nautilus award winner. She is passionate about bringing stories to life with pictures and thoughtful design. Her work is rooted in traditional drawing and painting, mixed with vector graphics. She collaborates with local entrepreneurs and authors, as well as independent publishers.