A story to inspire: Read our review of The Great Realisation by Tomos Roberts and Nomoco

A story to inspire: Read our review of The Great Realisation by Tomos Roberts and Nomoco

The post-pandemic bedtime tale that has captured the hearts of millions.

First performed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tomos Roberts’ inspiring poem, with its message of hope and resilience, has been viewed over 60 million times and translated into over 20 languages worldwide.

From simple acts of kindness to the creativity within us all, The Great Realisation is a celebration of the many things that have brought us together at a time of crisis. It captures, with magical resonance, the thoughts, and feelings of millions worldwide as we adapt to a new way of life, cast aside old habits, and reflect on what truly matters to us. It is a story for all readers, young or old, who dare to dream of a fairer, kinder, more loving world.

On April 29th, Tomos Roberts released a video on YouTube called ‘The Great Realisation’ and has since been viewed worldwide. An inspiring story in a time of uncertainty and confusion, and now turned into a beautifully illustrated children’s book!

The absolutely stunning artwork comes from renowned artist, Nomoco, and she knocks it out of the park. The contrast between the bold colours and the watercolour makes this stand out in the bookstore. And with the dusk jacket off, the extravagant watercolour nature landscape is so vibrant and dynamic that it really shines through. A perfect combination of charming storytelling and magnificent illustrations.

The story itself captures the current feelings and emotions of today’s world and is relatable for both adults and kids. What really stands out is the wonderful way that Tomos is able to tell this in a way that kids can really grasp and understand. Paired with the YouTube video, this can definitely be a hit with any kid.

The Great Realisation is one of those books that can be read a hundred times and still be enjoyed by everyone. With absolutely gorgeous art from the talented Nomoco and the delightful storytelling of Tomos Roberts, this book will keep everyone entertained with its inspiring messages of hope in a time of change. Check out the YouTube video here!

Synopsis

A post-pandemic bedtime tale that has captured the hearts of millions.First performed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tomos Roberts' inspiring poem, with its message of hope and resilience, has been viewed over 60 million times and translated into over 20 languages worldwide.From simple acts of kindness, to the creativity within us all, The Great Realisation is a celebration of the many things that have brought us together at a time of crisis. It captures, with magical resonance, the thoughts and feelings of millions worldwide as we adapt to a new way of life, cast aside old habits and reflect on what truly matters to us. It is a story for all readers, young or old, who dare to dream of a fairer, kinder, more loving world.
Nomoco
About the author

Nomoco

Nomoco is a Japanese artist and illustrator, whose joyful artwork has been publishing and exhibited all over the globe. Nature and sound are key inspirations for her work, which is realised in a range of different media, including inks, silkscreen and lithography. Nomoco is the illustrator of Once Upon a Raindrop, written by James Carter, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 as well as being shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2020, Information Books category. She has produced artwork for clients as varied as the Royal School of Music, The GuardianThe New York Times, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Pocko. She lives in Tokyo.

Books by Nomoco

Tomos Roberts
About the author

Tomos Roberts

Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) is a spoken word poet, performer and filmmaker, born in New Zealand and brought up in London. He launched his YouTube platform on 22 March 2020 and, just five weeks later, uploaded a performance of 'The Great Realisation', featuring a cameo from his seven-year-old brother. The video has since been viewed over 60 million times. Tomos has been interviewed on This Morning, by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, and his story has been reported all over the world, including in The Daily Mail and The Washington Post. Celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Khloe Kardashian and Jake Gyllenhaal have praised his heartfelt work. Tomos lives in London.

Books by Tomos Roberts

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