If We Were Gone
Imagining the World without People
Water, air, sunlight, plants . . . we need these elements to live in this world. But does the world need us? And what would happen to the world if humans were gone? This is the premise of a thought-provoking picture book from John Coy. His insightful text explores how nature would reclaim the planet, accompanied by Natalie Capannelli’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations. Back matter gives further context and discusses what kids (and all of us) can do to truly help our planet.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
“It’s remarkably easy to imagine the earth without people, but not vice versa. John Coy makes a simple, compelling case for protecting our home planet.”—Denis Hayes, national coordinator of the first Earth Day and environmental advocate
Illustrator: Natalie Capannelli
Natalie Capannelli is an artist, illustrator, and freelance baker. She has an MFA from Pratt Institute and loves tending to plants and traveling the world. When not traveling, Natalie lives in Brooklyn, New York. If We Were Gone is her debut picture book. www.natcap.space
Author: John Coy
John Coy is the author of the picture books Strong to the Hoop, Around the World, Hoop Genius, Game Changer, and Their Great Gift. He lives in Minneapolis and visits schools nationally and internationally.