A funny, surprising, and heartwarming look at nontraditional families, new from the creator of Skunk on a String and Wallpaper.

"By turns funny, clever, and surprisingly tender... a warmhearted window into the things, expected and otherwise, that make up a family."

Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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Watch the Video Interview

In her home studio, creator Thao Lam talks about the inspiration behind the book, the importance of family, and the process of creating the collage artwork.



Download the Teacher's Guide

A guide to using this book in schools and libraries, created by an elementary educator.

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About the Author/Illustrator

THAO LAM is a critically acclaimed author/illustrator. She studied illustration at Sheridan College and has an insatiable love of colored and textured papers, which she uses to create her exuberant collages. She draws inspiration from the stories she hears, from the beauty in everyday things, and from the work of the many illustrators she admires. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

To Order

US Distributor: PGW/Ingram Publisher Services

Canadian Distributor: UTP Distribution

Also available through wholesalers and booksellers across North America and online. Questions? Contact the Publisher.