This vivid collection of photographic images teamed with lively, accessible text invites young readers to follow eight different children from eight different countries through the day, exploring the differences and similarities between their routines, in this stunningly simple introduction to other ways of life around the world. As the day unfolds, we are invited to look inside the homes of these children and meet their families; we see them eat, learn, play, and explore their own world, and in the process we learn about countries as diverse as Ghana and Russia, Australia and Vietnam, Brazil and the UK, the US and India. Wake up, World! makes an intriguing, effective introduction to world cultures for children aged five and up, whether reading alone or with an adult.
Beatrice Hollyer has been a writer and traveller all her life. As a television reporter and newscaster, she covered conflicts in the Gulf, the Middle East, South Africa and the former Yugoslavia, and reported from Europe and the United States. She was born in South Africa and has lived in London for the past twenty years. She gave up war zones when her daughter was born in 1994 and has since worked as a consultant and writer. She is the author of two parenting books. Our World of Water follows Wake Up, World! and Let's Eat in this series of picture books for children.