Released on 06 May 2016.

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There Is a Tribe of Kids

For ages 3-5
3.79 based on 1212 ratings & 248 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.

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A beautifully illustrated and poetic journey through the natural world, to discover groups of animals in oceans, rain forests and jungles. Mesmeric.
Huffington Post
This is a profoundly welcoming book - fresh and full of adventure and sweetness - about how each of us has a story of our own to tell.
The Washington Post

This engaging and attractive exploration of collective nouns weaves a lovely story about a boy who
wants to belong. It follows his journey through a truly beautiful series of illustrations, reminiscent of
Where the Wild Things Are.