DOES EARTH FEEL?
By Marc Majewski
40 pages, 9.25 x 0.75 x 12.5 inches
A stunning and timely picture book asks fourteen critical questions to encourage active thinking and discussion about our one and only planet.
Does Earth feel calm?
Does Earth feel curious?
Does Earth feel hurt?
Does Earth feel heard?
With spare prose and evocative paintings, author-illustrator Marc Majewski implores readers to think more deeply about what our only planet is telling us, ultimately asking—what do you want Earth to feel?
This compelling narrative follows the planet’s relationship with humans and engages with themes around empathy and environmentalism; a perfect book to spark conversations and inspire a new generation of young leaders.
GERMANY (Von Hacht Verlag, 2022) / BRAZIL (Companhia das Letras, 2023)
“Unlike some similar titles for very young readers and listeners, this does not end with oversimplified suggestions for saving the environment. Instead, it introduces our current problems relatively subtly and suggests an attitudinal change. Environmental awareness and emotional intelligence in a neat package.”
“A meditative series of “14 Questions for Humans” prompts child readers to ponder the planet we live on—and the consequences of our actions. A call to action to readers to safeguard our planet.”
— Horn Book Magazine
“Quietly engaging, with simple, emotion-centered questions to help children recontextualize how they view Earth. This meditative picture book [ends] on a thought-provoking note.”
— Publishers Weekly