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A World For Me and You

Where Everyone is Welcome

Illustrated by Jennie Poh
Published by Crocodile Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

An uplifting picture book about the incredible diversity in our world, perfect for starting conversations with little ones about inclusion, acceptance, and kindness.

In this uplifting picture book, you imagine a world where everyone looks identical, where all food tastes the same, where we all speak the same language. A world that is...well, pretty boring. But with an explosion of color, the pages soon come to life. This joyful picture book encourages children to imagine the world as a vast library, with room on the shelves for everybody's story. It is a celebration of our incredibly diverse world as it really is: home to 195 countries with thousands of different cultures, 10 million colors, and 4,300 religions.

Written by Uju Asika, author of Bringing up Race, this beautiful picture book celebrates the beauty and joy of living in a wonderfully diverse world.

About The Author

Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. On her popular blog, Babes About Town, she shares 'witty, informative and beautifully written' stories about London, culture, and family life. A former journalist, she's written for publications such as The Guardian, Time Out and and her poetry appears in select literary anthologies. As a screenwriter and script editor, she's worked on some of Africa's hottest TV shows, including the award-winning series Tinsel. Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has worked in London, New York, and Lagos. She lives in north London with her husband and two football-mad boys.

About The Illustrator

Jennie Poh studied Fine Art at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, alongside illustration courses at Central St Martins. As well as illustrating children's books, Jennie also creates art for greetings cards and wrapping paper. She works mainly digitally but enjoys making her own paintbrushes using natural materials she finds out on her walks. Her love of nature and conservation heavily influences her work and shines through in her beautiful children's books.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Crocodile Books (January 16, 2024)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781623711085
  • Ages: 5 - 7

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Raves and Reviews

“[A] beautifully inclusive book … Well-illustrated and thoughtfully considered, this material teaches diversity and perspective, but in a deliberately vague way, which has value.”

– — School Library Journal

“This beautifully written book immediately encourages the reader to embrace their imagination … The text beautifully describes different skin tones and facial features. The reader will learn about foods from other cultures and the abundant languages used worldwide … This book would make an excellent addition to parents’, teachers’, and librarians’ bookshelves. Its pages contain numerous discussion topics that may facilitate further exploration of others' ethnicities and cultures. Children will likely develop an understanding of others’ differences, the importance of accepting them, how to express kindness, and how to celebrate all.”

– — Children’s Literature

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