Hello, Mr World by Michael Foreman
  

Hello, Mr World

Written by Michael Foreman
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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The future of the world is in our children’s hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let’s be doctors’ say two little children in front of a dressing up box. In their white coats they meet their first patient, the world, and he’s really not very well: too hot and sweaty, choked up with smoke and fumes. The children encourage him to think of the future, and to consider all the wonderful things he has, and they agree to look after him. The message is gently delivered in a way that will make children aware of their responsibility, but also their power to change things. Michael Foreman’s illustrations are eloquent as always, and glow with warmth and colour. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Hello, Mr World by Michael Foreman

In this topical picture book, Michael Foreman - twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and described as the greatest illustrator-storyteller of his time by Michael Morpurgo - brilliantly shows what climate change is doing to our world and inspires us all to make a difference.

Mr World doesn't feel well. He's hot and sweaty and finding it hard to breathe. What will the doctors find when they examine their poor patient?

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A highly topical book about the impact of climate change, delivered in a very simple way for very young readers. The Bookseller

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Michael Foreman
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781406366570

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