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From bestselling author Annie Barrows and Pura Belpré Honor award recipient Leo Espinosa, this funny yet thought-provoking picture book offers a sequence of outlandishly fun compare-and-contrasts that show how humans are much more like each other than we are different.
A NEW WAY OF SEEING: The use of comparison and contrast gives readers a new lens through which to see themselves and others.
HUMOR WITH HEART: Annie Barrows uses her trademarked humor to get readers laughing and thinking.
GREAT READ-ALOUD: The silly and surprising text is the perfect read-aloud for homes and classrooms.
About the Author
Annie Barrows has written scads of books for children, including the New York Times bestselling chapter book series Ivy + Bean, as well as the Iggy series, a young adult novel, some picture books, and a couple of books involving magic. If Annie could be like something else on earth, she would probably choose an excavator. Or a tiger. To find out more about Annie, visit www.anniebarrows.com.
Leo Espinosa is a New York Times bestselling illustrator. He was awarded a prestigious Pura Belpré Honor for the picture book Islandborn, written by Junot Díaz, and his illustrations have been featured in numerous publications, including the New Yorker. In addition to his love of drawing, Leo enjoys pedaling up and down the mountains around Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lives; so you could say he’s both like a pencil and a bicycle.
“Espinosa’s bright retro illustrations [are] individually distinct….A strong argument for the logic of inclusivity, founded on our having more in common than in conflict.” - Kirkus Reviews
? “This uproarious picture book works on kids’ funny bones to get across the message that, despite any superficial differences, we humans are all alike. . . . The book’s silliness makes its argument accessible to all.” -Booklist, starred review