Welcome to Our World

Suggested age 4 – 8


Author: Moira Butterfield
Illustrator: Harriet Lynas
ISBN: 9781788001373
Date Published: 7 Jun. 2018

Longlisted for the 2018 North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards

Find out how children live all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book!

Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and how they speak and celebrate. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things – but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun. This delightful book teaches us that despite different languages, customs and traditions, it really is a small world, after all.

“This wonderful book…is full of cheery illustrations the kind of facts that inquisitive pre-schoolers adore. Here they can learn how to say “My name is” in a multitude of languages, discover that Australian children apparently get to eat sugar sprinkles on toast for breakfast, and wow grown-ups with sayings from around the world such as the Arabic “Some days honey, some days onions” (you win some, you lose some). Sure to be a smash hit with the older end of the preschool market.” – Fran Yeoman, The Independent, Independent Best Buy 2018

“A celebration of the languages, customs and traditions of children from different cultures: think DK’s Children Just Like Me with a friendly, contemporary Nosy Crow twist.” – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“To open this book is to get lost in a world of children, children from 97 different countries and when you finally emerge having spent a considerable time immersed in its riches, you’ll be a whole lot wiser and probably happier too. I certainly was!…You too might laugh out loud at some of the sayings from various parts of the world: ‘Stop ironing my head’ means ‘Stop annoying me’ in Armenian and ‘There is no cow on the ice’ said in Swedish means ‘There’s no need to worry.’ The absorbing text by Moira Butterfield, in combination with Harriet Lynas’s captivating illustrations, make for a read that is both joyous and informative.” – Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

“Beautifully illustrated… This book explores languages, traditions and customs, foods and many more exciting things; helping your child to understand and appreciate things they aren t used to in their every day.” – Brijiena Lovelace, The Mirror

Nosy Crow

Dimensions25 × 1.5 × 29 cm

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Age 3 – 5, Age 5 – 7, Age 7 – 9




“Customs, traditions, culture and languages from all round the world are celebrated in this wonderful book… The illustrations are wonderful – full of joy and colour – adding to the appeal of this lovely book.”
North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award
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