From Christian Trimmer and award-winning illustrator Mike Curato comes What Are You?, a brilliant, new early-reader picture book brimming with warmth and playfulness that explores questions of race and identity.
When a puggle meets two new poodle friends, there is a question the poodles feel they must ask.
What are you?
What am I?
Yes, what are you?
I am a dog.
No, what are you?
So begins a conversation about family and identity, and about the things we're good at... and why we're good at them.
Brimming with warmth and playfulness, What Are You? is an exemplary picture book for early readers. Equally funny and thoughtful, the book includes prompts to facilitate important first conversations about stereotypes and bias between child and adult.
About the Author
Christian Trimmer is a children's book writer and editor. He is the author of Simon's New Bed, Teddy's Favorite Toy, and Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies. He lives with his husband in Brooklyn, New York, and Hillsdale, New York. Learn more at christiantrimmer.com.
Mike Curato is the award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and the graphic novel Flamer, and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including What If… (by Samantha Berger), Worm Loves Worm, and All the Way to Havana.