This engaging and quirky introduction into the history and facts about our world and its hidden wonders explores how humans came to inhabit planet Earth and much more.
Hey There, Earth Dweller! is a fun, educational journey into everything a kid would want to know about the planet we call home. Kids are invited to learn about large-scale topics, from what makes up the many layers of the Earth—from the core to exosphere—traveling all the way out into the solar system and our many neighboring planets and moons.
Presented in a vibrant mixed medium design that cleverly and humorously combines original illustrations with photographs of everyday items, this creative take on an institutional topic allows kids to engage and grasp scientific concepts covered, while encouraging them to inquisitively uncover the answers to all of their planetary questions.
Marc ter Horst is a Dutch writer of nonfiction children’s books. Growing up upstairs from his parents’ bicycle shop, he read many books and comics. Marc studied literature, but soon found himself more interested in geology, astronomy, and evolution. Working at the National Institute for Curriculum Development, he discovered his real talent was explaining things in little words. Eventually he found the courage to become an independent copywriter and wrote for websites, museums of (natural) history, and educational publishers. He is the author of several nonfiction books for kids, and his books have been translated into several languages. Marc lives in Nijmegen in the Netherlands with his girlfriend, two kids, and two naughty rabbits.
Wendy Panders studied graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She works as an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and papers and has illustrated many children’s books. Her illustrations for Roodkapje was een toffe meid (Rap with Little Red, Gottmer, 2011) earned her an Honorary Mention from the Golden Paintbrush Jury, the prize for the best illustrated children’s book of the Netherlands.