The magical words, "You are stardust" begin this book designed for children four years old and up. The author continues: "Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born." Elin challenges readers to ponder that the water they drink today once filled "the puddles where dinosaurs drank."

Then there are our ties with flowers ("Each time you blow a kiss to the world, you spread pollen that might grow to be a new plant.") and to trees (just as they lose their leaves, we shed the most hair in autumn), and other animals who deserve our respect and understanding.

Elin and artist Soyeon Kim deliver an important spiritual message that all children need to hear: "We are all connected. We are all nature. We are all stardust." Everything in the universe is our neighbor in the community of life. You Are Stardust is a poetic and helpful children's picture book that celebrates the bonds that unite us with the entire universe.