Most of the give-away winners have received their copies of Long Live Earth (yeah!) but some are still waiting (boo!). A sincere apology to those still waiting… you have not been forgotten and I sincerely thank you for your continued patience.
Also, a big thank you to give-away winner JC for his hat’s off to the stitched illustrations and to fellow Goodreads author Kat Ward for her thoughtful review of Long Live Earth:
“Long Live Earth
not only has a most pertinent message, but the artistic work in the quilts made by the author are impressive. Her rhyming is sweet, funny, silly, and potent, yet easy enough for toddlers and young kids to understand. It should be in every elementary school library and classroom and on every home bookshelf. It’s a feel good book encouraging kids to care and take action without being preachy. Its bright colors and wonderful quilt pictures made it a must read for my girl when she was young (and now she’s a committed environmentalist at 15 years old; just saying).”
Thanks, Kat! If you haven’t got a copy of Kat’s book Amy’s Own
yet, I hope you’ll join me and grab one.
Have you heard about the Big History project? Bill Gates was so inspired by the work of Australian academic, David Christian, that he proposed a partnership to expand the teaching of Big History into classrooms around the world. Here’s a link with a little background.
And here’s a little Big History video called “A Story For Everyone” which catapults you backwards through time and space – a whole new perspective in moments. And don’t forget to scroll down the page a bit to the second video called “What a Difference Humans Make”.
Get the kids. Call the schools. This isn’t Big History. This is HUGE.
My dear old friend Susanna featured Long Live Earth on her nifty blog. Lots of great pics and products for young and old to be found at Susanna’s Paper Oranges. Click her big Sourpuss to get from here to there. Thanks Susanna!
She hasn’t changed a bit.