Chapin, Tom , Forster, John

This Pretty Planet

(3) PS Illustrated by Lee White. "Our lives begin, middle, / and end on... / This pretty planet / spinning through space." Okay, so the lyrics work best sung to the melody, but they offer inspiration for some really magical illustrations. The fanciful detail-rich pictures, on full-bleed single pages, double-page spreads, and panels, celebrate the song's message to care for our planet. A white rabbit and two children travel Bedknobs and Broomsticks-style through time and space, marveling at fantastic scenes until they arrive at our polluted present. They get to work, clean up the mess, and sail their balloon-powered bed back home. Sheet music for two versions of the song--one in 6/4 time and a round in 4/4 time--is included.


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