Read a nice review of When I Coloured in the World in Guardian Witness.
This is a deceptively simple book about a child who colours in the world with a box of crayons. The crayons help her transform the world: “I rubbed out that word “Hunger”. I wrote “wheat” with my green crayon,” and with that simple act, she makes wheat fields grow again. I love the hopefulness of this book, and Maia enjoys the lilting text and its bright colourful pictures. A wonderful book to talk about the transformative potential of the self and how art can change life. We will certainly treasure this one for years to come.
Maia (3 yrs) and Mama
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More about this book:
- “Simple concept with a profound message”, a review by Outside in World. Link
- A review by Jill Bennett. Link
- When I Coloured In the World selected among the best children’s books in 2015 by the Guardian. Link
- Read lovely words by Jackie Morris about this book, Link
- Poetic side of Tiny Owl publishing, a blog post. Link
- How would you coloured In the world, a blog post. Link