Mirror

Mirror

Page by page, we experience a day in the lives of two boys and their families – one from inner city Sydney, Australia and the other from a small, remote village in Morocco, North Africa.

These worlds couldn’t be further apart, yet with the showing of the parallel lives of the two families, we see a simple truth. We see that in the context of strikingly different lifestyles, remotely different countries, landscapes, differences of clothing and all.
The families are essentially the same. They care for each other, they need to belong, to be loved by their loved ones and be a part of their community. The simple truth is that even with all these differences we are all the same.
We are the mirror of each other.

This innovative picture book is comprised of two parts designed to be read simultaneously – one from the left, the other from the right.

  • Walker Books UK 2010
  • Candlewick Press USA 2010
Children's Book Council of Australia
Picture Book of the Year 2011
Australian Indie Award
Best Children's Book 2011
The English Assoc and the UK Literary Assoc 4-11 Award
Best Children's Illustrated Book (non fiction) 2011
ISBN - Hardback
978-1-4063-0914-0 (UK)
978-0-7636-4848-0 (trade USA)
978-84-8452-721-3 (Spain)
978-2-74=851154-3 (France)