Released on 06 May 2016.

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

For ages 3-5
3.78 based on 1270 ratings & 259 reviews on

2017 Winner

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

2017 Short-listed

UKLA 3-6 Category


Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017

Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle with an army of caterpillars? Or march with a troop of monkeys?

Legendary illustrator Lane Smith takes us on a colourful adventure through the natural world, following a child as he weaves through the jungle, dives under the ocean and soars into the sky. Along the way he makes friends and causes mischief with a dazzling array of creatures both large and small - but can he find his own kind? Full of warmth and humour, There Is a Tribe of Kids is a sumptuously detailed portrayal of wild childhood to be pored over for hours on end.

A witty and playful exploration of curiosity, discovery and what it means to belong, ideal for sharing with children of all ages. Sprinkled with beautiful gold flecks and specially designed peek-through flaps at the front and back.

In the media

Exudes a Chaplinesque charm, skillfully blending slapstick and melancholy
The New York Times
One of the book's delights is its shifting moods and colors, which feel like the movements of an orchestral work. The textures . . . seem organically formed, as if waves and time had worn them down, yet the spreads are vivid and clean.
Publishers Weekly
Loneliness, longing and quirky collective nouns combine to endearing effect
Wall Street Journal