When I Coloured in the World

(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Tiny Owl

With a box of coloured crayons and an eraser to rub things out, one child sets out to transform the world.

By rubbing out 'hunger' and colouring in green wheat, the world can be fed. By rubbing out 'desert' and colouring in red roses, the world experiences the beauty of nature. By rubbing out 'crying' and colouring laughter purple, the world gets to sing, dance and be joyful. In this way, all the bad in the world is turned to good and light replaces darkness.

An unusual and deceptively simple picture book that imagines a world without discrimination, poverty or inequality. Beautifully imagined illustrations and thoughtful text give glimpses into the life of other cultures and explore the fabulous colours of the Earth.

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