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Children's Fiction School & Education

Un enfant... c’est un enfant

by (author) Sara O'Leary

illustrated by Qin Leng

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
School & Education, Emotions & Feelings, Manners & Etiquette
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price

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Pourquoi les enfants posent-ils tant de questions? « Pourquoi es-tu si petit? » « D’ou viens-tu? »... Dans cet album rafraichissant, les ecoliers se demandent pourquoi ils ne peuvent pas repondre a des questions importantes, comme quels sont les longs mots qu’ils peuvent epeler ou quelles sont les choses cool qu’ils peuvent faire. Ils prefereraient vous donner le nom de leur chien plutot que de vous expliquer pourquoi ils portent le meme chandail tous les jours. Pas vous?

Cet album magnifique encourage les enfants a exprimer leur individualite et a communiquer.


Why do kids get asked so many questions? “Why are you so small?” “Where do you come from?” In this refreshing picture book, the schoolchildren wonder why they can’t answer more important questions, like what big words they can spell or what cool things they can do. They’d rather tell you their dog’s name than explain why they wear the same shirt every day. Wouldn’t you?

This wonderful picture book encourages individuality and open communication.

Original title: A Kid is a Kid is a Kid...

About the authors


Sara O'Leary est auteure de livres pour adultes et pour enfants. Parmi ses oeuvres les plus connues, la série à succès Henry et les albums This is Sadie, illustré par Julie Morstad et You Are One, illustré par Karen Klassen. Diplômée du programme de création littéraire de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, elle a enseigné la scénarisation et l'écriture pour enfants à l'Université Concordia.


Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books and This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China. At the age of five, she moved with her family to Bordeaux, France, where she spent the next four years. Soon after, she moved to Montreal, where she spent the rest of her childhood. Having been born in Asia but raised in the West, she uses both cultures as her source of inspiration. Looking at her illustrations, one can see the presence of both East and West.Qin Leng comes from a family of artists, where the visual senses have always been of the utmost importance. She grew up watching her father work with acrylics, pastel, and ink. Father and daughter often spent their days drawing side by side. Drawing first started as a hobby, but soon became a way of expression.Despite her many years of study to become a biologist, Qin decided at the age of 20 to follow the same path as her father and enrolled in the School of Cinema to study Film Animation at Concordia University. She has produced animated shorts, which were nominated in various nationa

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