Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
I Have the Right to be a Child
Foyalty 24

I Have the Right to be a Child (Paperback)

Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock


A picture book based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, I Have a Right to be a Child is endorsed by Amnesty International. Each page is based on a different article from the Convention. Topics include food and water, housing, gender, race, poverty and war. What are rights? Who has rights? What does it mean to have rights in the 21st century? What do rights mean to different children in different parts of the world? In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention incorporating all the minimum entitlements and freedoms of all children that should be respected by governments. The Convention on the Rights of the Child comprises of 54 articles and has been signed by 193 countries. This exquisitely beautiful picture book takes the articles of the Convention and translates them into a language children can understand, in a non-preachy manner and with full-page artwork to illustrate each of these articles. Topics covered include food and water, healthcare, housing, poverty, international development, gender, race, the environment, disability, education, citizenship, family, war and freedom of speech.

I Have the Right to be a Child is endorsed by Amnesty International. - REVIEWS - "This book is lovely and is certainly an important addition to every child's bookcase. 'I Have the Right to Be A Child' is an essential education to all children, everywhere." -- THE GUARDIAN. "This beautifully illustrated book takes key articles of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child and presents them as deceptively simple - but open - questions that explore the nature of, necessity for, and responsibilities that must accompany our 'rights' as citizens of this planet. Every turn of the page reveals a new opportunity to explore assumptions about our entitlements as human beings, and consider the implications of turning them into a ratified treaty. For example, 'If girls and boys are different, can our rights be exactly the same?' 'Can playing be a right too?' 'How about the right to breathe clean air?'Intended to provoke both independent thought and group discussion, this slim little paperback certainly has the potential to become an immensely valuable KS2 resource - as well as being an appealing, inspiring and accessible read in its own, well, right." -- TEACH PRIMARY.

"This is a book of great depth that will repay the reader on several levels. A book for every school library." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionChildren'sPersonal & social issues Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books Publication Date: 03/09/2012 ISBN-13: 9781907912115  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

More books by Alain Serres

More books by Aurelia Fronty

More books by Sarah Ardizzone

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.


Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Anthony McGowan
The Hug
Eoin McLaughlin; Polly Dunbar
Our Castle by the Sea
Lucy Strange
Place Beyond, The
Ryan Lohner
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close