When I Coloured in the World

Ahmadreza Ahmadi, Ehsan Abdollahi

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd

Published: 31-01-2017


A child uses crayons to change the world, rubbing out the bad things and colouring it afresh to make it a kinder, more hopeful place. Boredom gives way to play, darkness to light, drought to rain, crying to laughter, and much more…

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Told with poetic simplicity, this book shows how creative imagination – through the use of colour and imagery – can change the world from bad to good. 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 ‘wheat’, the world can be fed. By rubbing out ‘crying’ and colouring ‘laughter’, the world gets to sing, dance and be joyful. An unusual and deceptively simple picture book that imagines a world without discrimination, poverty or inequality.

Additional information

Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 235 × 235 mm
Page Count 32