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Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth - Oliver Jeffers

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth


Published: 20th November 2017
For Ages: 3+ years old
RRP $24.99
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Well, hello. And welcome to this Planet. We call it Earth.

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it.

From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.

Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We’re glad you found it.


Just beautiful.


Such a sweet and beautiful book that talks little ones through what to expect of the world. The simple language used makes it easy for them to understand concepts.



Beautiful quality, as always with Oliver Jeffers!


We bought this book as we are big fans of Oliver Jeffers. A lovely book about each persons place in the world, written for children curious about the stars, the planet, and themselves.

Brisbane, QLD


Love love love


The perfect book for a new baby or a small child I have now bought this book 7 times for different friend and family members for gifts



A beautifully written and illustrated book


One of the nicest books I've seen for my 4 year old grandchild. I love the way it has been written, and it's beautifully illustrated.

Gold Coast Australia


Here We Are

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"The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail" Nicolette Jones / The Times

"An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic" The Guardian

"Beautiful illustrations" Creative Review

"There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book" The Irish Times

`Delightfully illustrated' Time

`Beautifully illustrated' Artists & Illustrators

Oliver Jeffers

Born in Western Australia, raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Oliver Jeffers makes art.

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.

A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING. Illustration clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks, Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

There has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers's work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between logical and emotional thinking.

While striving to find a harmonious balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with mathematical equations.

Visit Oliver Jeffers's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9780008266165
ISBN-10: 0008266166
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th November 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 28.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.53