Wednesday 13 April 2022

One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Jenni Desmond

Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond's first collaboration: a spell-binding tour of Planet Earth and an important rallying cry.

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. Wondering…

As the clock starts striking midnight, a little girl and her sister visit animals of every shape and size, all around the world – discovering that, in some time zones, creatures have just started their day, where in others they’re already busy hunting for food. Combining fascinating biology, spectacular artwork and an important climate message, Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond’s first book together is a magnificent celebration of life on Earth ... and a powerful call to action.

“Nicola Davies is one of the best children’s writers in the business.” Huffington Post
“Jenni Desmond knows just how to make children’s precious imaginations soar.” Guardian

“The subject of the environment continues to dominate children’s publishing, and this uplifting piece of narrative non-fiction brings fresh air to a crowded field." 'The best new children’s books to buy for Easter 2022', The Daily Telegraph

“This narrative non-fiction picture book is a soaring love-letter to our planet, showcasing both its beauty and fragility in a gentle and truthful way" ‘Editor’s Choice’, The Bookseller

Click here for our One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth Teacher's Notes.


One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth by Nicola Davies & Jenni Desmond is now available from all good booksellers.