Where on Earth are you, right now? It’s late where I am.and almost everyone’s asleep,.but I’m awake, looking out into the night…
As the clock strikes midnight in London, where two little girls are usually tucked up asleep in bed, across the globe a myriad of animals and birds are carrying out their daily business. For some it is time to wake up and go hunting for food, while others, like the humpback whales, are beginning their long journey north for the summer. This is a fascinating book, exploring the same hour across the globe in 12 different time zones through the eyes of the two young girls.
Author Nicola Davies’ experience in zoology and her love of the natural world are evident in the messages she conveys in this fantastic 24-hour journey across the planet. This is Nicola’s first collaboration with illustrator Jenni Desmond, but it hopefully won’t be the last, as the beautiful and intricate artwork perfectly portrays the feelings behind the words.
For each place we visit, the accompanying commentary presents us with a subtle reminder of the potential harm being done to the world and its native inhabitants by humans, but as the girls arrive back in their room, the message we are left with is that if we all pull together, it is not too late to save our beautiful Planet Earth.
The rear end pages also provide a message from the author and illustrator with more information on how we are affecting the planet and what we can do to help.
A gorgeous book to inspire important conversations both at home and in the classroom.