As a child grows he discovers something important about the world…that there is enough space for everything and everyone. There was enough room in his mummy’s tummy when he was a baby. His home may have been small but it was plenty big enough for his family. The sky is spacious enough for all of the stars and the vast oceans can house all of the fish. So why is it that people are arguing and fighting so much over spaces and territories…
Told through wonderfully innocent eyes, this is a beautiful look at the world and how there is enough space for us all to live happily and peacefully if we all make the effort. With a world that appears to have all the space that everyone and everything should need - fishes have oceans, toys have bedrooms, books have libraries, animals have jungles - the wise and worldly protagonist struggles to rationalise why people fall out and fight over spaces. Be it on the train, in the office, the toilets or on the battlefield, people seem to be constantly fighting to acquire space and to mark their territory.
Through simple text and illustrations that deliver a clear message, Anahita Teymorian addresses serious issues within our world today and really does leave the reader with much to think about. If we can all learn to be kind, to love and to share, then there is definitely room for everyone in our beautiful world.
Recommended for 5+.