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May 2019 Debut of the Month
This bright, busy book – the text delivered via an irresistible bouncy rhyme – presents children with lots to look at, and lots to think about too. The story is told by a parent, who excitedly details all the world has to offer, and all the potential for children to find happiness and fulfilment as they grow up. There are warnings too that it’s not always easy, but that’s followed by the reassuring reminder that whatever happens, one thing won’t change: from your head down to you toe, no matter what/ I love you so. The artwork is contemporary but the message is timeless and it’s an excellent book for parent and child to share.
So go and play and live and learn. It's your world now, this is your turn to think and ask and make and do. The world is magic, just like you! A beautiful and funny celebration of the world and the potential of each and every child.
This is the perfect book to read out loud - helping children to appreciate the wonderful things that exist in the world, and the great things that they can do, as well as allowing them to understand some of the setbacks that may happen. And whatever happens, the child is reassured that their parents will always love them. Barry Falls' debut picture book is a brilliantly-illustrated, funny and thought-provoking celebration of where you might go and what you might do in life.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
I think that it is the best book of my shelf. It was really good, sweet and caring and has a lot of ideas on how to live your life. Full review
Never before has a picture book bought me to tears, but this one did! Insightful, thought-provoking, bursting with beautiful images. A new firm favourite in our house. Full review
A great book that has some really important lessons about life. It’s easy to read and understand and has some lovely bright eye catching pictures. A lovely book for both boys and girls with big dreams to do amazing things in life. Full review
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, Star Books|
Barry Falls is an illustrator, living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated from Ulster University in 2005 and works for a range of clients in publishing, design and advertising. His clients include The New York Times, Orange, Unicef, NSPCC and The Guardian. He has won multiple awards and lectures in illustration at Ulster University. Follow him on Instagram here.More About Barry Falls