The Earth and I

“The Earth and I”

This is a story about a very special friendship.

INTRO: “The Earth and I are friends. Sometimes we go for long walks together.”

Then the child listens to her.

The Earth helps the child grow and the child helps the Earth grow.

The child helps clean up Earth and she’s happy again.

This book promotes creative components of nature and compassion.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK:  I like this book because it illustrates in a kid-friendly way how nature and people connect together and the benefits of this friendship for both.

TITLE: The Earth and I

AUTHOR: Frank Asch

ILLUSTRATOR: Frank Asch

PUBLISHER: A Gulliver Green Book, 1994

AGE GROUP: 3-6

TOPIC(S): Earth, friendship with nature

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: nature, compassion

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Learn about a region such as a meadow, forest, swamp, tundra, or jungle that is unfamiliar to you.

2) Take a nature walk. Find a nature item that sparks your interest and what a short story or poem about it.

3) In what ways are you thankful for the Earth? How might you show your gratitude for Earth?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

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