Monday, July 22, 2013

A Great Monarch Picture Book

Same, Same But Different
Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Henry Holt & Company, 2011.

“Same, same but different” is a saying Nepal natives use to compare cultures and it is the perfect title for this beautiful picture book.  The author/illustrator shows readers how two kids from different countries- United States & India- can experience the same events in different ways. From going to school to having pets, Elliot and Kailash show us in their pen pal letters how they are similar and different at the same time.  The illustrations are colorful and full of details made with acrylics, crayons, pencils, collage and tissue paper.  This is a great book to start a conversation about our unique differences and similarities.