EMWF Kids' Reads

A Kid is a Kid is a Kid
Written by Sara O'Leary and Illustrated by Qin Leng
Published by Groundwood Books

A book review by Zosha (6.5) and Alana (5)

Hi, Zosha and Alana! Can you tell us what this book is about?

Zosha: This book is about questions.  Questions that kids get asked, and if they like it or not.  Some of the kids say questions they would rather get asked, like one of them would rather get asked about her grandma’s house, where she grew up.  And sometimes kids don’t want questions, they just want to play.

Alana: Every kid is different, everyone likes everyone else even if they are not friends.

What do you like about this book?

Zosha: I like how many questions there are.  It makes me wonder about each of those kids.

Alana: All the children get to play ball together at the end. 

What is your favourite part of the story?

Zosha: My favourite part is about the kid with the dog named pumpkin pie! I love dogs and I like to eat pumpkin pie! It’s a funny name.

Alana: My favorite part is everyone is different and they like themselves.

What do you like about the illustrations?

Zosha: I like how they look like they are painted, and they are pretty realistic looking.

Alana: My favorite picture is the one of the little girl looking at her baby sister.

Why should kids read this book?

Zosha: Kids should read this book because it shows that everyone is different, and when you are meeting somebody the first questions you ask matter, and you should think about how that question is going to make the person feel.

Alana: Kids should read the book because it reminds everyone that we are all different. 

If you could ask the author or illustrator a question, what would it be?

Zosha: Qin Leng, how did you learn to make such good watercolour paintings? 

Alana: Why did the kids all ask questions to each other in the story?

Thank you, Zosha and Alana!

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