There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith Book Review

There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: May 3, 2016

A young goes on a journey and finds groups of things, a smack of jellyfish, a colony of penguins, until he finally discovers friends in a tribe of kids.

Authors really love naming things. This is not the first book I have come across that tries to be creative in collective nouns. And I did wonder at some of the word choices, yet can't deny the whimsy of it either. In the end, the "story" (a rather loose term for this book) is about belonging. I can see it being used for classrooms, but like other more quite and melancholy picture books, I think adults will like it more than children will.