The Earth Gives More – Perfect Picture Book Friday

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Title: The Earth Gives More

Author: Sue Fliess

Illustrator: Christiane Engel

 Publisher: Albert Whitman, 2019

Ages: 3-6

Themes: nature, earth, stewardship, earth day, seasons


Feel the wind blow through your hair;                                                                                        as you breathe the clean, fresh air.


From leaves falling and becoming fertilizer to raindrops bringing plants to life in the spring, the cycle of every season has something to enjoy. While delighting in all nature offers, we need to remember to respect and treasure the world around us. This sweet rhyming story follows the change in seasons and illustrates how we can all be stewards of the Earth.

Why I like this book:

Catchy rhyme and a great refrain for a read-aloud to preschoolers. This is a lovely celebration of not just the fun we have in nature but all that this planet offers us for our existence. There’s also a call to stewardship,

Love, respect, befriend, protect.
So the Earth gives more.

This is a terrific addition to your Earth day texts.


Each week a group of bloggers reviews picture books we feel would make great educational reads. To help teachers, caregivers and parents, we have included resources and/or activities with each of our reviews. A complete list of the thousands of books we have reviewed can be found sorted alphabetically and by topics, here on Susanna Leonard Hill’s website.

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6 Responses to The Earth Gives More – Perfect Picture Book Friday

  1. Oh this looks BeAuTiFuL, Joanna. Thanks for being such a great scout.

  2. I have a feeling this book will be shared in classrooms everywhere! What a fantastic find. Thanks for sharing this gem.

  3. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    And Sue is such a master of rhyme. I’m looking forward to reading this one. I immediately thought of the farms in the Midwest, and how so many are under water right now. I hope it’s not too late for us to become better stewards of this planet.

  4. Andrea Mack says:

    Oh, this looks wonderful! The cover is so appealing! I definitely need more books like this for my classroom.

  5. What a great book, Joanna. I know an outdoor preschool that will love it! Thanks.

  6. We could all do a bit more of love-respect-protect. Thanks for sharing

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