Uplifting and inspiring, The World Awaits is the follow-up release to The Great Realisation and delivers a clear message that will resonate with children and adults; we can all make a difference to the world.
It’s the start of another day. Time to get up, make a difference, bring some positivity into the world and unlock the potential from within. But one child is feeling a bit blue and is not ready to face the world. Will some words of encouragement help the child to see why the world needs them…
In his second book, poet Tomos Roberts issues a heartfelt and charming rallying cry for us all to stay positive and to try to do some good each and every day. We all matter, our contributions, both positive and negative, matter, and together we can build a brighter and more hopeful future.
Some days, getting out of bed can be hard, ‘The world wouldn’t notice if I slept all day’ remarks the boy. But the world would notice and through wise and thought-provoking words the adult helps the child see how his actions can help the world become a better place. From lending a helping hand to wildlife to planting a tree, speaking to grandparents to making the bed, the simplest little actions can improve the lives of others and hopefully oneself. All Roberts asks from us all is that we unlock the potential within.
I love the idea of the global goodness index where our actions have an impact on just how much goodness exists around the world and I’m sure that children will quickly latch onto this concept and will be desperate to do all that they can to help. And it is so simple to add plusses to it - a smile here, a helping hand there. I can easily picture a classroom of excited children chatting about all of the things that they have done to increase the goodness in the world.
With gorgeous artwork from Nomoco and the gentle prose of Roberts, The World Awaits can be enjoyed time and time again. It will always leave you ready to seize the day and wanting to add some positivity to the global goodness index. Step by step, action by action, deed by deed, we can all help the world get better.
With huge thanks to Harper Collins for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for 4+.