Louise, Bollhorn and illustrator Smith depict the sensory nature of the world and encourage readers to interact and to engage in a soft way that fosters respect and awe.
In this richly coloured book, a diverse range of children are portrayed examining the details that surround them.
On each page, children are interacting with plants, animals, birds and insects, frolicking in the rain, listening to the song of the planet and generally having fun in the outdoor world.
Glasgow-based illustrator, Sophy Louise Smith uses colours that manage to be both soft and vibrant, in pictures brimming with detail.
Overall, this is a book to read through slowly and to savour, to explore the details and to discuss.
The ultimate aim is for children to interact more deeply with their surrounds and to consider the depth and breadth of the ever-changing, growing and developing landscape that exists outside their doors.
Title: Wonder Earth: Exploring our Living Home.
Author: Zanni Lousie and Tiff Bollhorn
Illustrator: Sophy Louise Smith
Publisher: Five Mile Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 28th March 2021
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book
May 13, 2021 at 12:34PM Jo-Ann S