The picture book includes characters from diverse backgrounds.

Character representation/characterisation
The characters are represented in a non-stereotypical manner with an identity that is described and developed through the story.

The theme of the picture book is closely related to issues of diversity. It is developed through the story, using narrative to create and share lived experiences of the characters.

Multimodal storytelling
The illustrations and text work together to develop ambience and atmosphere, creating a complex world. The story world is open to different interpretations and emotional responses to the characters and themes. 

Educational engagement
The picture book serves as an educational tool for the discussion of diversity issues for library staff, carers and teachers. This could be through the story and theme or through additional information or background content in the book.