"It's rare to find a beautiful book that speaks directly to kids, in both a playful and thoughtful way, about something as important as caring for our planet and all of its inhabitants. Touch The Earth combines this magic with true hand-to-page interactivity deftly woven into the narrative (and illustrations), creating a story I believe both kids and adults will want to read over and over again." --Laurie Berkner
"When a book takes you on an adventure, it's a good thing and allows you to think about something in a new way. When a book also reminds us how to treat what we have, it's even better because it's a win win. That's exactly what Julian has done with his book... he's given us a Win Win." --Whoopie Goldberg
"Lennon's debut picture book, the first in a planned trilogy, asks readers to hop aboard a magical airplane, the White Feather Flier (a name inspired by his father and his own environmental and humanitarian foundation), and go on a "helping adventure" to protect the planet's oceans and water supply. [The illustrations] ... have a sweet-natured directness that may light up younger eyes." --Publishers Weekly
"[Touch the Earth] is a fun book AND it?s an educational one as well.... The book helps teach kids a wonderful lesson for Earth Day and every day beyond." --Peanut Butter and Whine
"The artwork is beautiful... It really is stunning." --TODAY
"I was immediately impressed with the interactive nature of the book. Although not all books lend themselves to this style, books that include elements of interactivity help resonate with kids more so when there's a lesson to be learned. Some books ask questions of kids, and some books, like this one, encourage kids to touch the picture, lean into the story, and really feel like they're in the book." --Motherhood Moment
"A very timely book.... A children's book, if done well, and this one is, lives on and on." --Al Roker
"A passion project that comes from the heart, this stunningly illustrated book is inspired by the white feather he was given by his father when he was young." --Mom and More
About the Author
BART DAVIS is an international bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books. His most recent is Black and White: The Way I See It, the biography of Richard Williams, father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. He has also written two feature films and a wide range of print articles. Davis lives in New York City.
SMILJANA COH is an artist who studied film animation and combines traditional and digital illustration techniques in her work. She has illustrated the picture book I Want to Be a Ballerina and wrote and illustrated The Seven Princesses. She lives in Croatia.