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Kidlit Fall Preview: Qin Leng’s I Am Small

Prolific kidlit artist Qin Leng joins the ranks of author-illustrators with her picture book, I Am Small (Kids Can, Oct.). She talks to Q&Q about her inspiration:

When I was growing up in Bordeaux, France, in the late 80s, early 90s, it felt very local: you went to the butcher, you knew each other, you walked down the street to the fishmonger, he gave you tips on recipes. Theres a lot of nostalgia in this book. I remember having conversations with the fishmonger and him showing me the craziest fish he had. I like the idea of the character going by herself – her parents feel its safe and that the child needs this experience. Yet, at the same time, it was terrifying because you’re on your own and everything is so huge.


June 4th, 2018

5:09 pm

Category: Children's publishing, Preview

Issue Date: June 2018

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