This Small Blue Dot

Zeno Sworder

With a strong message of interconnectedness, hope and empowerment, This Small Blue Dot follows a little girl exploring the big and small things in life. From contemplating our place on this ‘blue dot’ to the best Italian, Chinese and Indian desserts, the book provides a broader, more inclusive view of who we are, where we come from and where our dreams may take us.

Richly illustrated with original pencil and crayon drawings that conjure up memories of childhood, This Small Blue Dot captures not only lessons on life but also the sense of fun and strangeness that comes with being a member of the human family on planet Earth.

'A moving, gentle and beautiful welcome to a new baby, who will share this small blue dot we live on. Written and illustrated with love, hope and tenderness.'

- Margaret Hamilton, Pinerola Children’s Book Cottage

'In the style of Shaun Tan and Oliver Jeffers, the artwork elevates this book to another level.'

- Better Reading Kids

Picture book

Zeno Sworder

Zeno Sworder is a writer and artist who lives in Melbourne with his young family. He has a window washer, journalist, English language teacher, consular officer, tribunal advocate for refugees and immigrants and a jewellery designer. This is his first book for children.

Thames & Hudson Australia

Thames & Hudson Australia publishes around 40 original titles each year into subject areas including the arts, architecture, interiors, design, photography, environment, gardening, food and drink and children’s books. We specialise in illustrated books, children’s books and narrative nonfiction.

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