One World Together
Author and Illustrator: Catherine and Laurence Anholt
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A gentle engaging story for little ones which encourages friendship and the understanding of different global cultures.
We travel to nine different countries with a little boy who is looking for a new friend. He discovers that we are all ‘one world together’ even though we might be separated by distance.
Each child greets him in their own language and he learns several interesting things about where they live, what they like to do and a few cultural aspects of their lives.
‘Jamba’ Luka calls in welcome. In Kenya everyone conserves water and Luka sleeps safely each night under a mosquito net. In the Netherlands the twins show us windmills and canals and their own secret garden.
Little Lilly lives in Sweden. She has a wheelchair but loves sitting on the mat playing with her new baby sister. She is also learning the recorder. Galina lives in snowy Russia. She is excited because her mum is going to have a baby.
‘Ni Hao’ says Li. China has a huge population and everyone eats with chopsticks!
‘Ohayou’ says Yuuki politely. He lives in Japan where children bow in greeting to their teachers each morning.
Rich colourful scenes show us landscapes, cities and home environments. Animals, clothing and cultural festivals are brought to life in the expressive vibrant detail of the illustrations which have a friendly childlike aspect of their own.
Ringed by the hand holding children of many nations, a large fold out world completes this book nicely.
The universal themes of play and family make One World Together a beautiful celebration of global friendship.
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- Age Range: 3 – 6 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
- Publication Date: October 3, 2013
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847804055
- ISBN-13: 978-1847804051
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches
Catherine and Laurence Anholt are one of the world’s leading author illustrator teams. Yhey have created more than 200 children’s books, which are published in 30 languages around the world including Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Icelandic and Welsh.
“Most of our ideas came from family life with our own children. We would often note funny things they said and we would say, That sounds like a children’s book!”