At this very Moment
At This Very Moment is a beautifully poetic bedtime book for children ages 2 and up. Using simple but evocative language, it describes all the wonderful things that are going on around the world right now, this very second. In doing so, it asks the young reader to be present in this moment in time and to feel at one with the giant, magnificent organism that is our planet.
In an entirely organic and unselfconscious way, this book encourages mindfulness and reflection as well as a sense of marvel at the world we live in.
At this very moment
There's a mouse
There’s a small mouse waking up in the early morning sun
Matthew Hodson is a Leeds-based writer, illustrator, lecturer and father of two young boys. He has written a self-published book of poetry, Forwards, Always, and is the illustrator of Prehistoric Times (Frances Lincoln, 2017) and Don’t Hug the Pug (Cicada, 2018). He has worked with The Guardian, New York Times, Laurence King, Nobrow, Natural History Museum and many more.
Soothing, rhythmic, often repetitive words and distinctive illustrations make this a lovely, quiet book that radiates calm'. --Kirkus
'What a reassuring and peaceful last book of the night!'
--Youth Services Book Review
'There’s a sweet simplicity about this book, making this a great pick for early readers'. --San Francisco Book Review
'A lullaby of a book.' --The Literacy Tree
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