The Earth is Good
The sun is good.
The earth is good.
The tiny mouse, the majestic whale, the mountains, and the moon… all are good. “And,” as the last page announces, “you are good.”
This original chant teaches young children to appreciate the earth and all its gifts. And most important, it teaches them that they, too, are among the earth’s treasures.
Michael DeMunn, a prominent conservationist, has written a simple but powerful text that is accessible to young children and wonderfully optimistic.
The illustrations are beautifully designed and composed: by subtly integrating the landscape into the boy’s anatomy, Jim McMullan underscores the subtext of mankind’s oneness with nature.