Remembering Mother Nature
This is THE picture book that has appealed to tens of thousands of children's hearts the world over, inspiring them to appreciate everything that makes our planet so special.
A heart-warming kids' book about nature
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Stuart French
Illustrator: Alvin Mulyono
What is this picture book about?
Did you know that Mother Nature's home - our beautiful planet - is more than 4.5 billion years old? And in the years gone by, our planet was full of so much colour and so much wonder. But recently, Mother Nature has started to feel a little tired and more than a little worried ... that was, until YOU came along.
Described as one the most important children's books to be released this century, this uplifting, exuberant and empowering book encourages all little ones to do their bit to help protect everything that makes our planet so special.
"This is one of a handful of children’s books whose title will remain famous for decades." - Book Riot
"Alvin Mulyono’s illustrations have a depth to them that entices the reader into the pages further—the artwork radiates in all the right places." - The Children's Book Review
An excerpt from the story
There was once an old lady called Mother Nature. She lived in the mountains and she swam in the streams, and she brewed all the colours that I saw in my dreams.
She was tall and wide, and had trees for her thighs, and she listened and listened to the skies and the tide. She could jump between mountains and turn waterfalls to fountains, and she could swim in the sea much deeper than me.
She could run faster than leopards and protect sheep like the shepherds, and yet she cried like the tide as the planet died at her side.
She pleaded to the people to not litter the seas, and she asked them kindly to not fell the trees.
She shielded the animals from the hunters and thieves, and she begged them to leave the whales in the seas.
She soaked up the sun as its burning begun, and she tried and tried as her home slowly died.
But then YOU came running up by her side!
“Let’s save the planet!” you cried, as the animals cheered far and wide, and the trees stood up taller, side by side...
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Loving the illustrations and the message in these books
The msgs are fantastic and building a better world. The pictures are gorgeous ❤️
Lovely book with beautiful illustrations. Lyrical text that has a great message.
Remembering Mother Nature
I love this story and the illustrations. A beautiful book
I so loved this beautifully written and illustrated book. I have read it to my grandson and he is now aware of the importance of looking after our planet. He made comments as a 5 year old when I was reading this story on how we can do the good things for all. I am enjoying purchasing books from this website as they have an underlying message and hopefully instill in the younger generation the importance of taking care not only of each other but also the land and sea and clean air that we enjoy so much.
This book is beautiful in so many ways.
I don't have any little people in my life at the moment but will be buying more copies when I do.
Books will be given to family for Christmas.
My baby daughter tries to leap into this book every time I read it to her! I never get tired of reading it to her.
A beautifully illustrated and narrated book that I can't wait to give to my grandchildren for Christmas to help build thier sense of connection to nature and all of our responsibilities to preserve her.
Frequently asked questions
Well, we used to, but now we only ship to Australia and New Zealand.
For all other countries, we have exclusive distributors who wholesale our books to retailers.
If you're in the USA, you'll find us in Barnes & Noble and Target.
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We publish our books in both formats. If it's hardcover, it will be noted clearly in the product description - otherwise, you can assume it's softcover.
Commonly newborns through to seven year-olds, but we like to think we're equally loved by very big kids, too!
That depends how good it is! Seriously, though, we're signing new authors all the time and you can learn more HERE.
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When we have new release titles on the way (i.e. in the middle of being printed or shipped to our warehouses), we put them up for pre-order. It usually means they're a few weeks or months away from being delivered to customers.