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This beautiful picture book teaches kids to connect with themselves, with others, and with nature

Me and You and the Universe

written and illustrated by Bernardo Marçolla

Available March 2020. Bringing together the worlds of social-emotional learning (SEL) and STEM, this calming and colorful picture book illustrates how we are all connected. By taking the reader on a journey from the minuscule (cells, the building blocks of nature) to the massive (a universe that is infinite), Me and You and the Universe teaches children about universality and connectedness and fosters an appreciation for nature and our world’s ecology.

Author Bernardo Marçolla beautifully articulates the importance of learning at an early age to look up to the sky and, as we see the stars, to know that we are part of them. The world will remain the same, but if we open our eyes and our hearts, our experience will be completely different.

“Although we seem different from each other, all of us, deep down inside, are very similar.”
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Hardcover $16.99 85225W Hardcover 85225W $16.99
Hardcover with Jacket: 978-1-63198-522-5
Interest Level: Ages 3–8
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8.25" x 9"
Page Count: 36

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