The Same But Different Too

The Same But Different Too

By Author / Illustrator

Karl Newson, Kate Hindley


Early Skills

Age range(s)



Nosy Crow




Paperback / softback




A brilliantly witty introduction to comparisons and opposites, illustrated by the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award.

These children and animals are all very different from each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story!

Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Picture Book Award, this is the perfect book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world. Karl Newson has created a simple, funny and heart-warming text, which is perfectly matched by Kate Hindley's charming, brilliantly witty artwork, filled with detail.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free "Stories Aloud" audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!  Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website.

"Newson and Hindley celebrate differences using simple but wonderfully effective opposites and comparisons, with a highly endearing cast of children and animals. The Bookseller



The Same But Different Too is a wonderful book for all ages, with a simple but important message. We use it to remind all of our children in the school that, no matter our differences, we are all special and unique! It celebrates diversity whilst recognising that, even when we seem different, there is so much that we have in common.

"I am me and you are you. We're the same but different too." The simple and effective text in this book makes it accessible to all whilst the rhyme and pattern makes it a perfect sharing story. Detailed and fun illustrations add a deeper meaning to the words and this brings the themes and ideas to life.

For our younger learners it conveyed an important message and for our older children it was an excellent conversation starter to encourage them to think deeper about how we are different. As with many of the Nosy Crow books, there is a QR code on the back cover which allowed our non-readers to listen to the story even when there wasn't an adult available to read it to them.

Picture book / Reviewed by Samantha Hughes, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


Other titles