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Hardcover The World That We Want Book

ISBN: 1580891144

ISBN13: 9781580891141

The World That We Want

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Format: Hardcover

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Beautiful Art, Essential Connections

This book is magnificently illustrated, with beautiful images and intense colors. The detail is also impressive (at least to this non-biologist). What made me buy it was the poem. Each page builds another line, going from the air, passing through the rocky shore, to the deep ocean. The connection between our life on land and life in the ocean is made far more effectively than other books I've seen, in words and images. Simply stunning!

A beautifully scripted and illustrated homage to nature's delicate balance

The World That We Want is written and illustrated by Kim Michelle Toft who teaches young readers ages 4 to 9 about the interconnectedness of the world's environments and ecosystems. A beautifully scripted and illustrated homage to nature's delicate balance from the air that surrounds the planet, to the rivers that make the rain forests possible, to the corals that shape the atolls, to the dangers facing these delicate environments and information about the many plants and animals that thrive in each identified habitat, "The World That We Want" is enthusiastically recommended reading.

Almost as Good as a Trip to the Beach

This is a fun book to share with kids. Kim Michelle Toft who has written other children's books such as _One Less Fish_ and _Turtle Song_ has achieved a good balance of illustrations and text in The World That We Want. The text is simple with out being dull, and not so long as to have children wanting to turn the page before one reads the last word. The pictures in _The World That We Want_ demand careful study in the same way that a wonder of nature captures a child's attention. These illustrations, originally made as silk paintings, are bright and eye catching with out being simplistic. Their detail draws one in to taking a closer look. We could not resist meeting the book's challenge to find the 45 creatures that are hiding in the book's different habitats. Reading by younger children is made easy through the book's mimicking of the rhythm from _The House That Jack Build_ while constant repetition builds reading confidence. Listening to my 10 year old son read this book aloud and the time we spent searching through it's pages together shall remain a 'quality time' memory for me and I'm sure for him also. Facts at the back of this book provide enough material to help parents answer any questions about the names, habits, and homes of the beach loving creatures featured in this glossy hard cover storybook. The book's message that the world is made up of environmentally interconnected habitats and we want to keep it that way is clearly presented without being sentimental or pushy. Read _The World That We Want_ for a fun time with kids and an opportunity to build excitement and appreciation for the world we live in.
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