Short-listed for the 2022 Queen’s Knickers Awards

Have you ever stopped to think about what is happening at this very moment in time? In this poetic book about the present moment, Matthew Hodson explores what is happening in the natural world, at this very moment in time.

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.

About the Author


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.

Hardback Book

Product details

Good to know

Product size

27.5 x 21.4 cm 32 pages


Hard back story book illustrated throughout.

Ideal for

Reading age 2 to 7 years


Being read to is one of the most beautiful and important things we can do for children. 

To comfort them, and open their imaginations and teach them the beauty of reading.

In the words of Stephen King 'Books are portable magic'

A Binky is a hop and a skip of sheer joy.

Join our newsletter to receive updates, promotions and more!