One Day on Our Blue Planet – Ella Bailey

One Day on Our Blue Planet – Ella Bailey

A week or so ago whilst browsing twitter I saw a tweet that contained some images of books. Anyhow, a conversation ensued (don’t you just love twitter!?!) and I was sent a copy of the beautiful One Day on our Blue Planet: In the Savannah to enjoy with the children.


This is a wonderfully produced book. There seems to be a real glut of beautiful children’s books coming through at the moment, and this one by Ella Bailey is just that. The production is lovely, quality paper and it oozes with colour and begs to be touched and read. Emma, who is a bit disinterested in books at times has loved looking through the book to spot the lion. It helps that her favourite soft toy is a lion!

The book is, I think, the first in a series of books that looks at our beautiful world. It follows a lion cub during his day. We meet the cub’s family and learn about how they typically spend their day. The first time I read this to Daniel was at bedtime and he loved looking at all the animals illustrated. He loves the page where the animals are by the river.

one day on our blue planet Ella Bailey

Each page has so much to take in and Ella Bailey has delivered a superb book. The inside of the front cover details the animals you would find in the African Savannah in the daytime, and the back cover shows those found at night time. We have had fun trying to spot some of the animals throughout the book. The tragic thing, however is that sadly some of these animals will be extinct by the time Daniel and Emma are my age.

Inside cover of One Day on Our Blue Planet

The Black Rhinoceros is estimated to have a population of just 4848 and is on the critically endangered list. The African Elephant is considered vulnerable.

I want books to give Daniel and Emma a real love of the animals that share our planet. Books like this One Day on our Blue Planet are excellent for showing how we share our space with such amazing and varied creatures. I can’t wait to see the next in the series of these books and look forward to exploring our amazing world through these books with my children.


I was sent a copy of this book free of charge. All words and opinions are my own.

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  1. 30th May 2015 / 14:21

    What lovely illustrations and a great book for any child to have! #weekendbookclub

  2. 27th September 2015 / 06:53

    I love this book! I love anything to do with Africa and the illustrations and colours look just perfect. Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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