Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Same, Same But Different

Author: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw; illustrations by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Same, Same But Different

Same, Same But Different

$8.99

About This Book

An American boy and an Indian boy become pen pals and celebrate their similar worlds.
Page Count
40
On Sale
06/28/2022

Book Details

An American and Indian boy are pen pals and learn that their lives are not so different in this award-winning picture book.

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.

Imprint Publisher

Square Fish

ISBN

9781250820303

In The News

“There is considerable usage potential here, from art projects to classroom community projects to diversity awareness projects…there's also plenty of pleasure to be found just in sharing the thoughtful story and perusing the artwork.” —BCCB

“Young readers will close the book longing to have a friend from another place; for schools with global partnerships, this will be a go-to book for introducing these projects to classrooms.” —Horn Book Magazine

“The imaginative multimedia illustrations, drawn in an animated, childlike style, add vibrant color and rich details to the story. Kostecki-Shaw presents a meaningful message of inclusivity in this engaging title.” —SLJ

“Working in exuberantly detailed spreads with a playful sense of proportion and perspective, she [Kostecki-Shaw] immerses readers in her heroes' worlds, showing them as confident navigators of even the busiest landscapes. On every page, readers will sense they're in the company of a generous, open-minded talent.” —PW

“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

About the Creators

Same, Same But Different

Same, Same But Different

$8.99