Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!
Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.
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"Purposeful, but saved from didacticism by the sheer exuberance of the illustrations; the accessible text introduces the idea of traditional two-way communication and demonstrates just how small our world can be." --Kirkus
SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue Kostecki-ShawKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT . Although today's kids usually communicate through texting or email, Elliot from the United States and Kailash from India use pictures and a few simple sentences to exchange information about their lives. - Kirkus Reviews
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is the author and illustrator of My Travelin’ Eye. She is a freelance illustrator who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and The Illustration Academy. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with her family. [www.dancingelephantstudio.com]
Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, MD Frostburg State University Children's Literature Centre Award, Texas Armadillo Readers' Choice