A lyrical, beautifully illustrated book that takes us on a diverse journey around the globe, showing how children in different parts of the world are doing very different things at exactly the same time.
It’s 7 o’clock in the morning in Mexico, and Javier is eating his breakfast. He’s having corn tortillas with beans and a glass of orange juice.
And at exactly the same time…
…it’s 8 o’clock in the morning in New York City. Kayla is getting her schoolbag ready. A yellow school bus will take her to the school gates.
One Moment in Time is a lyrical celebration of diversity with a heartfelt message of unity. Featuring eleven different children, this book takes readers on a colourful, eye-opening journey around the globe in a single day, showing what children in different countries are each doing at the same point in time.
From travel writer Ben Lerwill, and with beautiful illustrations from Alette Straathof this non-fiction picture book introduces children to different cultures around the world.
About the Authors
Ben Lerwill is an award-winning freelance travel writer based in Oxfordshire, England. He has been writing about travel since 2003 and continues to work with a broad range of magazine, newspapers, and websites. Ben's writing has appeared in more than 50 national and international titles, including Nation Geographic Traveler, Wanderlust, Time Out, BBC Travel, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, BBC Countryfile, and Rough Guides.
Alette Straathof is an illustrator who lives and works in Paris, France. She graduated in January 2016 at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Alette tries to hide small details in every one of her illustrations for people to discover – see if you can find them all.
Hardcover | 32 pages