Cassio spends much of his school day outside, and he especially likes learning to grow vegetables in the school garden. Cassio and his friend push each other home from school in Cassio's carrinho "barrow", stopping to buy their favourite sweets (doce-de-leite) on the way. When it comes to the evening meal, his mother always cooks extra, so that there will be enough if friends or family wish to call by. This book is part of the series A Child's Day, photographic information books concentrating on the daily lives and experiences of children in countries around the world, published in association with Oxfam.
Maria de Fatima Campos was born in Brazil. She runs photographic workshops for both children and photographers, and held a one-woman show at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1995 she was elected Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She lives in London.