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Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Rashmi Sirdeshpande
Illustrated by Adam Hayes
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 150,Width 212
Category/GenreJuly Childrens Books
July Childrens - Non-Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781526363381
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Wren & Rook
Publication Date 24 June 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


*A positive, reassuring and anxiety-eliminating book helping children change the way they think about the world* Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters - the world seems to be full of bad news and it can all feel, well, a little bit scary. But this is just part of the story. There are in fact tons of great things happening, from robots improving health care and trees healing the planet, to everyday people helping their community with acts of kindness and the businesses fighting for good in the world. In Good News, children will learn to become fake news detectives, sussing out what's real and what isn't. They'll discover the good news - the amazing anecdotes, case studies and figures around the globe that are making a difference. And they'll learn that if we all continue to work together, things can only keep getting better and better. Empowering, reassuring and confidence-boosting, this book is a positive antidote for testing times.

Author Biography

Rashmi Sirdeshpande (Author) Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer turned children's author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. She writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. When she's not playing with words, you'll find her on her yoga mat twisting herself into all sort of shapes. Adam Hayes (Illustrator) Adam Hayes is a typographer and illustrator. He works on a broad range of projects from quick editorial illustrations to large-scale international campaigns. Adam creates all of his work by hand. His typical working method is to produce lots of quick pencil sketches as response to a project brief, often drawing over and over to capture the best design approach. He develops these sketches into refined ink drawings, before manipulating and adding colour in Photoshop. Adam lives and works in Wales with his partner, Sarah Bridgland and their two kids. When not in the studio Adam can be found either mountain biking in the hills, hiking over the moors or embarking on a family adventure.


Got an advance copy of this much needed book a week or so ago. Definitely one I'd recommend to remind your(self) kiddies there's a lot of GOOD in this crazy world. -- Dapo Adeola, award-winning children's book illustrator