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The World Is Ours to Cherish: A Letter to a Child

The World Is Ours to Cherish: A Letter to a Child

Illustrated by Vivian Mineker


The World Is Ours to Cherish: A Letter to a Child

About the Book

This hopeful picture book--written in the style of a letter--gives kids an honest take on climate change and urges them to band together to help the planet.

The world is a big, beautiful place full of natural wonders--everything from bees to rainfall can seem magical.

The world is also changing. Climate change has already had a devastating effect on the planet.

But it's not too late! If we work together and show a little more care, both for the environment and each other, we can keep this world beautiful.

This moving debut from climate writer Mary Annaïse Heglar is perfect for budding environmentalists and anyone in need of a little hope for the future of our planet.

Product Details

On sale: February 27, 2024
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593568019
Reading level: Lexile: AD460L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

Author Bio

Mary Annaïse Heglar has written essays for publications such as New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, Vox, Wired, and Rolling Stone, among others. She is also the co-host and co-creator of Hot Take, a critically acclaimed climate newsletter and podcast. In 2020, Mary was the inaugural writer in residence at Columbia University's Earth Institute and has since taught classes there and at Tulane University. She is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is Mary's debut book. Follow her on Twitter @MaryHeglar and on Instagram at @mary.heglar.

Vivian Mineker is the illustrator of over a dozen picture books for children including The Road Not Taken and All Cats Welcome. She has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Times of India, and Toons Mag. Find Vivian online at www.vivianmineker.com or on Instagram @vivian.mineker and on Twitter @vivianmineker.


"An honest and hopeful call for climate caretaking." —Kirkus Reviews

"A gentle introduction to climate advocacy that emphasizes learning and care." —Publishers Weekly