Since today is Earth Day I wanted to share with you one of my favorite books that I love to use with children, but I think the child in all of us will love. I first discovered this book in around 2007 or 2008 when I was standing it line at Whole Foods Market on Earth Day. The bright cover of Whole World jumped out at me and I fell in love with the illustrations by Christpher Corr ( www.christophercorr.com )
Back then, this book came with a CD of the song "We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands" sung by Fred Penner and every year on Earth Day, I still listen to it and sing along! Today there is an animated sing-a-long available with Christopher Corr's illustrations and Fred Penner singing that I just love. Here's a link to youtube for the animated sing-a-long (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODftYTD3Rbs).
This book Whole World was published by Barefoot Books which is one of my favorite publishers (www.barefootbooks.com) Their mission is to celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and captivate children's imaginations. All of their books are printed with sustainable practices and a portion of their sales are used to support global conservation. Best of all, their books are are about adding love, light, respect, kindness and beauty into our lives and our planet, so every day they delight the world!
I’ve always loved the word Delight! To me it means “of the light” and with all the darkness and fear in the world today, I wanted to create a place where we can gather together, restore our connection to the light and help one another to Delight The World with love, kindness, gentleness, beauty, compassion and grace. —Amy Rose, LCSW