40 pp | 9 x 11 in | Hardback | 3 – 5 Years
My Friend Earth, written by Patricia MacLachlan, was published by Chronicle Books in 2020.
It was translated into Italian, German, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese (Brazilian).
★ “[A] tender picture book. . . a dynamic reading experience. . . Surreal illustrations by Sanna, rendered in pencil, ink, and digital painting, use saturated hues—sages, teals, and rusts—to show Earth as both cause and effect: she becomes and rides on the wind, rains on and then wrings out sopping trees, before finally ‘waiting’ for another spring. A poetic entrée into Earth’s modes rendered with an appreciation for natural details.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “Die cuts, flaps, and curved page contours yield surprises. . . . [and] MacLachlan’s language is evocative, a gift to the ear. . . [My Friend Earth is] an appreciation of various biomes and the creatures that abide therein. A beautifully designed ode to the planet-perfect for celebrating Earth Day or anytime.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
“… Francesca Sanna’s (The Journey, 2016) upbeat and fanciful art flow from page to page. [A] perfect Earth Day story hour selection.”