Join Tommy and his family in this award-winning, bilingual picture book, The Boy Who Turned Lives Around As The World Turned Upside Down! for an awe-inspiring adventure as they step out of their comfort zone and put on their thinking caps to make our world a cleaner, cosier and more compassionate home for all!
From caring for the fruits and flowers in their rooftop garden, to creating a remote-controlled cart using recycled materials for their elder neighbour, Tommy and his family's creativity, compassion and camaraderie with the community inadvertently turn lives around... even as the world they live in appears out of order due to climate change.
No matter who or where you are, Tommy shows us that anyone can contribute to the community and do their part to tackle the challenges of a world in crisis head-on!
Praise and awards for The Boy Who Turned Lives Around As The World Turned Upside Down!
Winner of 2021 Story Monsters Approved!: (1) Early Readers (Ages 5-9) Fiction (2) Education/Reference (3) Green Living/Environmental Issues (4) Making a Difference (5) Picture Books (Ages 3-8) Fiction
Winner of 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards: (1) Best Illustrations/Photography (2) Picture Books 6 & older (3) STEM
“Hard times can bring out the best in us, or the worst depending on our focus. This interesting story shows us what can be accomplished when a young family finds themselves burrowed down in a pandemic. Filled with care and concern for their garden and community, young Tommy and his dad set about to bring creative ways to adjust in their hard times. It is an inspiring and hopeful story. Reminding us to keep a positive focus, even in dark times.” - Darleen Wohlfeil, Children's Literature Author