A new father welcomes his baby to the world and explains what our planet, the Earth, is, where it is in space, and about the people and creatures that inhabit it.
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.
NOTE : The baby is depicted at night in his cot, playing with a hammer. It looks very realistic - the jury is out as to whether it is a toy or not!
NOTE : There are a few phrases that feel quite American, such as dirt for soil, and many of the illustrations are based in the US
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards Longlist 2019