Laura Lee Benson has been writing about the world around her for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a home filled with pets and wrote stories and poems about nature and the animals that she loved. She earned her B.A. in psychology and is certified in early childhood education.
Laura first became interested in writing for children when she sought to combine her love for children with her love for literature. Her first book, THIS IS OUR EARTH, reflects her concerns about the environment. She is an advocate for environmental issues and believes that it is important for today's children to take an interest in the future of tomorrow's world.
Laura is a member of several environmental and animal welfare organizations. Her interests include writing, reading, and working with children.
She currently lives in Maryland.
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An inspirational and enlightening look at our earth! Laura Lee Benson's lilting verse carries us over panoramic landscapes as we visit the many creatures and natural wonders of the earth. The subtext introduces basic facts about our diverse environment and encourages global awareness and conservation. John Carrozza's spectacular watercolor illustrations play harmoniously with the spirit of the text.
At the end, the verse is set to music so all can sing along!