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The World That We Want

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Lyrical text and striking illustrations weave together the air, rain forest, mangrove, beach, tide pool, reef, atoll, and ocean to show how these habitats are all interconnected. An in-depth look at these environments and the animals that live in them is offered along with notes about dangers that threaten their survival. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Hardcover, FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY., 32 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Charlesbridge Publishing
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Bethany
Jun 24, 2008 Bethany rated it really liked it
The illustrations in this book are stunning. They're vibrant, realistic images outlined in gold, so that everything glows. The message is an environmentalist one; everything is connected, and if we want to have a beautiful world, we have to take care of every part of it.

The text is cumulative, beginning, and ending, with "the world that we want". It could be a simple read-aloud for younger children, a very first stepping stone for learning about ecosystems (and environmentalism), or, using the
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Dolly
Jul 01, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fascinating look at different environments in the world, the creatures who live there, and the ways that they are all interconnected. The narrative builds upon itself, similar to the classic tale of "The House that Jack Built" (see a version by Simms Taback here. It's a simple, cautionary tale and the illustrations are gorgeous. We loved looking at all the different creatures and checking out more information about each in the back of the book.
Ina
Sep 08, 2015 Ina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
This is a bouncy cumulative story with awesome illustrations. The reader meets birds of the air - five gorgeous birds against a starry background ("This is the air that circles the world that we want") and travels through rain forest, river, mangrove, beach, tide pool, reef and ocean. Each spot is even more spectacular than the last. The last page is a pull out four page spread showing all of the eco systems at the same time. There are notes about the animals as well. Stunning and gorgeous - a ...more
Lin Lin
I love this book! Masterfully illustrated, the author makes her point that we are all part of the nature, which is a web of life. Concepts such as world, air, forest, river, mangrove, beach, tide pool, reef, atoll, and ocean are introduced visually and in text. The last page provides names of all the animals illustrated in the book. My favorite new addition to my library!
Kirsten
Nov 08, 2012 Kirsten rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, nature
I like how the phrases built on each other page to page. It reinforced the message of all of nature being connected, and did it beautifully.

The illustrations aren't my style. All I can think of is Lisa Frank backpacks from my childhood. Not bad, just not my favorite.
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