There is a Tribe of Kids
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There is a tribe of Kids

There is a Tribe of Kids is a witty, whimsical and playful exploration of curiosity, discovery and what it means to belong – the perfect embodiment of childhood imagination.


There is a Tribe of Kids

There is a Tribe of Kids is a beautifully illustrated children’s book which was inspired by the author’s own childhood adventure with a tribe of goats at age 8. Author Lane Smith is a legendary illustrator and in this book he takes the reader on a trip through the natural world, following a child as he weaves through the jungle, dives under the ocean and soars into the sky.

There is a tribe of Kids

There is a Tribe of Kids is a lovely book to read to younger children, my 5 year old thoroughly enjoyed both the story and illustrations throughout the book. I even learned a thing or two about groups! Although aimed at younger children, its beautiful packaging and overarching message makes it an ideal gift to share with children of all ages.

The book jacket has lovely gold foil and the illustrations are beautiful.

There is a tribe of kids

Lane Smith and Molly Leach

Lane Smith and wife Molly Leach. Image source:

Information about the author: Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It’s a Book and its companion, It’s a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with John Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for “lifelong innovation in the field of children’s picture books,” and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Illustrators. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.


There Is a Tribe of Kids is released 26 April 2016 and is available in hardback for $24.99. For more information visit Pan Macmillan. For more information about Lane Smith and his other books visit his website.


Happy reading!

Love Mummahh

Disclaimer: I received a copy of There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith to facilitate this review. I received no payment, opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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There is a Tribe of Kids

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  • Kylie Travis
    May 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    My little girl and I read every day – This means there’s a LOT of repetition! We’d love a beautiful, new book to read – The illustrations look gorgeous and I am sure ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ is a wonderful read too! 🙂

  • Stevee-Lee Anderson
    May 26, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    My nieces and I would enjoy reading this beautifully written and illustrated book together.

  • Abby Lee
    May 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Having my own tribe of four, this would be perfect!

  • Laura Scriven
    May 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Story time is bonding with my man,
    Great voices he can!
    The kids love it with him,
    So he’d love to win.

  • Fiona
    May 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    My son is animal obsessed and this book looks the best! Great illustrations that appeal, engage and are fun. If only they had books like these when I was young! 🙂

  • Samantha Byrne
    May 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I have my own tribe of kids and I know they would enjoy this book. The illustrations look unique and beautiful.

  • Christial
    May 26, 2016 at 11:51 am

    My son’s childcare recently had an excursion to the local library… He’s been in love with books ever since! This looks like a great book to read for bedtime!

  • Stacey Gladman
    May 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    My little man is mad for anything animals, with this one he would go marching up the hall ready for bed!

  • Belinda
    May 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    My 2 year old daughter loves books with lots of pictures in them, this would be great because she loves seeing pictures of children and she’d adore this book and demand it be read over and over and over again

  • Cassidy
    May 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I know that my very own tribe of kids would love this as their newest bed time story.

  • Glenda Wort
    May 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    There is a Tribe of Kids would really appeal to my “only” as I don’t think he can understand a situation where there are more kids than just him!

  • alicia neale
    May 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    my 2 young children and the children at my preschool would love this book, i can only imagine how they will dress up and imagine themselves as the characters after reading this! their imaginations will flourish!

  • Kelly Ryan
    May 24, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    The illustrations are fabulous and I would love to see them on paper.

  • Nicole Walton
    May 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    A tribe of kids,
    Just like my own
    A great way of learning,
    How groups of animals are known.

  • Amy Ginis
    May 24, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I adore the illustrations! So beautiful!

  • Jenny morgan
    May 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I love the artwork. Reminds me of the little caterpillar book.

  • Charlotte L.
    May 23, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    At the end of a busy day, we always look forward to a bedtime story! My daughter would be delighted to add this book to her collection!

  • Adele Smith
    May 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    As a grandparent who enjoyed instilling a love of reading with my children I am looking forward to doing the same with my grandchildren.

  • Sarah mary
    May 23, 2016 at 11:10 am

    We are a household of avid book readers, and the illustrations in There is a Tribe of Kids have certainly captivated me. This would be great to put away for a Christmas gift for my bookworm daughter.

  • Marie Pohnetalova
    May 23, 2016 at 8:16 am

    This would be perfect for my goddaughter who is about to have a baby brother… Ideal for this little tribe

  • Justine Drake
    May 23, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Because we love the quiet time,
    where we read books and unwind,
    and for me its sneaky cuddle time!

  • Amanda S
    May 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    My five year old is an excellent reader and he could read this to his little sister while she absorbed the beautiful illustrations.

  • carly
    May 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    THERE IS A TRIBE OF KIDS at my house that would LOVE to read this book 🙂

  • Mikaela C
    May 22, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    It will allow me to control my own tribe!

  • Elisabeth Martins
    May 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I would love to win this because the children love their books,
    I am always trying to find new ones to introduce to them and this one looks perfect.

  • elizabeth
    May 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to win this to give to my nephew on his next birthday. He is a super special little boy to me who just adores adventures, excitement and stories. He has an amazing imagination and the more stories we share with him the more his imagination will grow. It is nothing out of the ordinary to watch him wandering the yard telling tales. This is something special that I would hope one day he would be able to pass onto his own little baby. Just beautiful x

  • Shannon Wotton
    May 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    There is a Tribe of Kids looks like a delightful story that our whole family will enjoy. The illustrations are magical and the story of a boy setting out on an adventure in the natural world is one that my children will adore. We will all enjoy learning about collective nouns as we explore the pages of this beautiful book.

  • Michelle Warwick
    May 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I have a new niece/nephew due in a few short weeks and this would be a welcome addition to the book collection I have already started for him/her.

  • Jessica
    May 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I would love to read this to my children, because the pictures are so captivating it will keep them busy as their imagination takes over

  • Tina
    May 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    This would be a welcomed edition to our library, my son would love it.

  • Tamara Lamb
    May 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Reading is a much loved pastime in our house and this book looks magical and fantastic!

  • Melissa K
    May 22, 2016 at 8:30 am

    These look like the the perfect story time books to read to my children, thanks for the chance 🙂

  • hayley shaw
    May 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Charli my almost 5 year old is loving books right now I’d love to win this for her because the more I expose and encourage her to read books a bigger “passionate” reader she will become

  • Kirsten W
    May 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    So I don’t feel so alone!

  • Scott
    May 21, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    For little Zoey who is five and LOVES anything outdoors and especially animals. She would want this read to her over and over I know!

  • Jan O'Bree
    May 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I have two little granddaughters who would love reading this book with their Nanna! Such beautiful illustrations as well!

  • Judith
    May 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Because we have a tribe of kids ourselves, so each of our kids will benefit from this book! Looks gorgeously illustrated!

  • Lucia Saal
    May 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love reading to the kids and I love the illustrations.

  • Heather Hopley
    May 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Books are the greatest gift I can give my grandchildren, for when I give a book I stir their imagination, broaden their knowledge and inspire them to read and learn. This book looks beautiful.

  • Ashley Beech
    May 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I’d love a new book to add to our growing collection, as the kids love hearing new stories.

  • Mel
    May 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    We don’t have many books so would love to win to add to our small collection

  • Sharon Markwell
    May 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith would be cherished by our family of bookaholics & critter lovers. Guess it’s in the genes.

  • irene fernandas
    April 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    We love new books for bedtime and I can see this being a favourite!

  • Lea Anita Black
    April 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I think my Grandson would highly enjoy reading this book. They recently moved away and he had to give away and sell a bulk of his books which was kind of sad really.

  • paula
    April 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    My outdoor loving 2 year old grandson would love his Nan reading this to him xx