Earth From Above for Young Readers by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, text by Robert Burleigh

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Summary: Soar above the earth. Look down – what do you see? Water and land, trees and buildings, people and animals. And more, so much more. Let the remarkable aerial photographs of Yann Arthus-Bertrand take you to a whole new world of discovery and adventure.

Mr. Bertrand goes up in a helicopter around the world and takes pictures of the earth, from above. He made a book for adults and this is his young readers edition. Robert Burleigh adds text to reveal the story of each photograph.

One of my favourites of all the photographs is the one used for the inside cover. It’s a photograph of many african women looking up at the camera. I also love the one of the village houses in Morocco. It looks like a whole bunch of squares lined up next to each other. Very neat. The accompanying text helps identify what you are looking at and sometimes why it looks like that.

A beautiful book for teaching children to appreciate our Earth because it’s so beautiful!

Links of Interest: Yann Arthus-Bertrand (beautiful photos and more, Earth From Above (Squidoo), YouTube Video of Photos from Adult Book,

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