Je suis petite

Je suis petite

by Qin Leng
  • arts
  • courage-self-esteem
  • early-chilhood
  • fiction
Mimi doesn’t think being short – actually, the shortest – is a laughing matter. All she can see is the downside: at home, at school, around the neighbourhood… People try to point out the advantages of her height. But no one really gets it. Although, come to think of it, there are some perks to awaiting a growth spurt!


Qin Leng, author

Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator known for her illustrations of children books. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Qin has illustrated picture books, magazines and book covers with publishers around the world. HANA HASHIMOTO, SIXTH VIOLIN (with a text written by Chieri Uegaki) was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and received the APALA Award for best picture book. Qin Leng lives in Toronto.

Qin Leng, illustrator


  • A wonderful book, for its delicate illustrations, which are between ink and watercolour. I particularly like the illustrations done by Mimi, a child with short hair and baggy pants. It is the sort of representation of a little girl we rarely see in children’s books. - Stéphanie Pelletier, Les p’tits mots-dits
  • Exquisite and sweet! - Catherine Trudeau, Plus on est de fous, plus on lit (radio broadcast on Radio-Canada)

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Comme des géants



rights sold: Canada, France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey

rights available: world

Additional Information

age range: 3+ years

publication date: 01/23/2018

Original language of pub: french

Materials Available: finished book