I am so thrilled to share A Kid is a Kid is a Kid by Sara O’Leary and Qin Leng with you all today! This much anticipated follow up to A Family is a Family is a Family follows the same theme of celebrating differences, but instead of diverse family structures, this time the duo highlights the many ways children themselves are unique.
Title: A Kid is a Kid is a Kid
Author: Sara O’Leary
Illustrator: Qin Leng
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: August 3, 2021
Genre: Picture Book
It all begins with a young child on the playground sharing how difficult it is to be the new kid – they get asked such strange questions. Slowly, the other children on the playground all chime in and share the odd questions they get asked. All types of questions are covered, from “Why are you so small?” to “Why don’t you have any friends?”, and each child shares a bit about how those questions make them feel, as well as questions they would rather be asked. But before long, the playground is filled with children who can all agree on one question they all like to be asked.
A Kid is a Kid is a Kid has the same warmth and whimsy as A Family is a Family is a Family, and Sarah O’Leary’s thoughtful text combines perfectly with Qin Leng’s playful illustrations once again. The level of detail on each page demonstrates the amount of care that went into developing each individual character, which supports the book’s message in such a beautiful way.
A Kid is a Kid is a Kid officially releases tomorrow, but you can preorder today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: Some links provided are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and to continue bringing content to you. I always appreciate your support!)
Thank you so much to Groundwood Books for providing me with a review copy of A Kid is a Kid is a Kid. It was absolutely lovely and I can’t wait to read it again and again!
About The Author:
Sara O’Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. Her highly acclaimed picture books include Percy’s Museum, illustrated by Carmen Mok; Night Walk, illustrated by Ellie Arscott; A Family Is a Family Is a Family, illustrated by Qin Leng (USBBY Outstanding International Books); and Maud and Grand-Maud, illustrated by Kenard Pak. She has also written This Is Sadie (adapted for the stage for New York City Children’s Theater) and the award-winning series of Henry books, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. Sara writes for children’s animation and teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. Visit https://saraoleary.ca/.
About The Illustrator:
Qin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Her picture books include Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki (APALA Award, Governor General’s Literary Award finalist); Away by Emil Sher and A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary (both USBBY Outstanding International Books); When I Found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam (Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award finalist) and I Am Small, which Qin has written and illustrated. Visit www.qinillustrations.com.