A family like ours


What actually makes a family? Shared moments, beloved traditions, shared experiences - because family is where we find love, support and security! “A Family Like Ours” lovingly celebrates how wonderfully diverse families can be, the developments they go through over the course of a lifetime and, above all, what connects them all to one another.

In this enchanting picture book, Frank Murphy and Alice Lee show that families are wonderfully diverse and as different as their members. When leafing through the detailed illustrated double pages, parents and children discover very different family constellations that meet outside or experience special moments at home. Whether big, small, single parent, queer, near or far, whether a family of friends consisting of friends or a mom-dad-child: Where there is family, there is love.

Kayla Harren's warm and sensitive illustrations are a love letter to all families out there.


Declaration of love to all families out there.A declaration of love to all families 

  • Celebrate all family ties
    Lovingly shows that there are very different family models
  • Love, support and security:
    Helps children understand what really makes a family
  • Beautifully detailed illustrated:
    With warm-hearted images by Kayla Harren


“A Family Like Ours” is a picture book that appeals to even the smallest children: the friendly illustrations and clear message make this book perfect for children from kindergarten age.


We recommend this book as a read aloud for ages 4 and up.

Children's book, Hardcover

We love it because


Sweet as sugar have one of the most beautiful children's books in the world. A small Berlin publisher with sweet books and illustrations. We like the themes of the books as well as the inclusive and empowering approach.  


About the publisher

A Berlin publisher

We met and fell in love in 2012 when Anna was on a language trip to Berlin. Initially, Anna lived in Warsaw, where she studied linguistics, and Lukas lived in Berlin, where he set up his first company. After a few years of long-distance relationship, connected by the Berlin-Warsaw express train, Anna moved to Berlin, and in 2016 we got married on a beach in the Seychelles. What connected us from the start: We love books and are proud of our large bookshelf.

In 2018, happiness became perfect: our twins Zoë and Vincent were born. Now we bought children's books in the three languages ​​our children are growing up with: German, English and Polish. We noticed that many wonderful children's books are available in one language but not in the other. That's why we, a translator and an entrepreneur, decided to publish these books ourselves!

And so we founded Zuckersüß Verlag. Since 2019 we have been searching, finding and translating the most beautiful children's books in the world and bringing them to Germany. For ourselves and our children and all young families who enjoy reading together.