Cover image for The Earth book / Todd Parr.
The Earth book / Todd Parr.
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Physical Description:
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley books."

Die-cut cover over image of Earth.
Simple text and illustrations show children how they can help protect the Earth.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
333.72 PAR Book Easy Collection
333.72 PAR Book Easy Collection
333.72 PAR Book Easy Collection
333.72 PAR Book Easy Collection

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"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..."

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.

Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

Author Notes

Todd Parr was born on July 9, 1962. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected by many galleries, he showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. This exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his own children's clothing line.

He is the author and illustrator of over 30 children's books which contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment including The Thankful Book. In 2005 the preschool television show he created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

I remember to turn off the lights and shut the refrigerator to save energy because...I love the polar bears and I want the snowmen to stay cool." Earth-friendly actions are followed--with a page turn--by their purpose. The pairings aren't perfectly logical, but they're absolutely kid-inspired. Parr's comfortably familiar, always vibrant illustrations are a fitting match for the playful text. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.