The Book That Made Me: James Mayhew 17/07/19
My Little Book of Big Freedoms
The Human Rights Act in Pictures
Publisher: Amnesty International UK
In collaboration with Amnesty International, Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has sketched 16 simple but beautiful illustrations of the freedoms that form part of the Human Rights Act.
These include safety, fairness, family, knowledge, hope and mercy.
Animals feature heavily in Riddell's illustrations: Pegasus the winged stallion, representing protection, wraps his wings around a small child; a lion fiercely guards freedom; and a penguin watches over a couple getting married, symbolising love.
It would be hard to find anybody, young or old, not enchanted by this pocket-sized book.