One Child

One ChildIllustrated by Steven Woolman – Era Publications 1997
ISBN 1863743219 (hc) ISBN 1863745084 (pb) ISBN
US edition published by Crocodile Books; ISBN 1-56656-330-5

One child is a picture book illustrated by the magical Steven Woolman. It is about kids, our planet and what one child can do. Global warming, habitat destruction, the accumulation of waste, pollution and many other environmental aspects are part of this title. A simple text with richly coloured illustrations drawing on the imagery of an old stained glass window that is gradually cleaned to reveal the beauty underlying the pollution. This is a hopeful book about the environment for young children. One child saw trees torn from the ground; saw oceans stained with waste, no longer blue and clean; saw skies choking, blocking the sun. What could just one child do about the devastation of our planet?


  • Winner – Wilderness Society Picture Book of the Year, 1998
  • Honour Awards – Skipping Stones
  • Shortlisted – Koala awards, 1998
  • Notable Book – Children’s Book Council of Australia, 1998

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You can purchase the hardback or paperback editions of One child directly from Era Publications.