You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey & Soyeon Kim (Illustrations)

The whole earth is our community and we exist within "the blast of it's love."

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Here is the book blurb from Goodreads:

"From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new informational picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supported by nature. Whether it's gravity holding us tight; our lungs breathing oxygen synthesized by plants; the countless microorganisms that build our immunity; or the whales whose waste fertilizes the plankton that feed the fish we eat: nature touches every aspect of how we live."

Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim, with lyrical text and gorgeous art, make the interconnectedness of life here on our blue planet very clear. The positive message is scientifically based. Our relationships benefits us in remarkable ways. These two creators remind us that "Mother Nature has your back."

Did you know that mud and dirt is full of bacteria that releases serotonin that in turn, increases mood and makes you smarter! Now I know why I love to garden, and why, even though I wear gloves, they never stay on my hands for long. 

Soyeon Kim explains how she created the stunning diorama illustrations here. Her art is inspired by nature.

You won't read about this in the book, but I couldn't help but realize that we tinker with our environments at our own peril.

Notes at the back of the book explain where the information comes from. You can also go to Owl Kids Books for more details. Once there you can download a Teacher's Guide.

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