Bookbug Book of the Month: Here We Are

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

ISBN: 978-0008266165

Well, hello.
And welcome to this Planet.
We call it Earth.

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. 

'My sister gave birth to her second child in November, which is when this book was published, so I always associate the two together! This is a book I can’t wait to show Paige, and my 5-year-old nephew, Jack, as well. I love Oliver Jeffers's drawings, so was intrigued to see what a non-fiction picture book of his would be like. It does not disappoint. A beautiful way to introduce the world to those who have just been born – or, as this 37-year-old can testify – any age! The dedication Oliver has written to his son for me sums up this book well: "This book was written in the first two months of your life as I tried to make sense of it all for you. These are the things I think you need to know."

Each page is full of the wonders of where we live, from the sea, to the sky, and of course how we live. How much we know, and how much we still have to discover. My favourite two pages are looking at people and animals – a double page spread for each, showing how we all come in many shapes, sizes and colours. A book full of stunning images, and plenty to talk about. A book that has rapidly become one of my favourites.'

- Ruth Boreham, Early Years Outreach Administrator


If your little ones are fascinated by the world around them, you're bound to find something to share with them on our 10 Non-Fiction Books for Kids book list. 



We have 5 copies of Here We Are to give away. Simply answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning.

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Please note our full terms and conditionsOnly one entry per household.

Which planet does Oliver Jeffers write about in Here We Are?