Yo! Yes? (Board book)

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Yo! Yes? Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$7.99
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Nolita
5 on hand, as of May 27 6:18am
(BO - C-Board)
Seaport
1 on hand, as of May 27 5:45am
(BO - C-BOOK & CD/TAPE 623)
Downtown Brooklyn
6 on hand, as of May 27 6:18am
(BO - C-BOOK & CD/TAPE 623)

Staff Reviews


Your very best friends should always make you want to exclaim Yo! Yes! back and forth, arm in arm, forever and ever. 

— Bekah

Description


This Caldecott Honor classic is a simple yet important story about friendship.

Two kids meet on a street. "Yo!" says one. "Yes?" says the other. And so begins a conversation that turns strangers into friends. With vibrant illustrations, Chris Raschka's rhythmic read-aloud is a celebration of differences -- and how it just takes a few words to overcome them. More relevant than ever in our divided world, this 1993 Caldecott Award-winning classic is presented for the first time in a board book format.

About the Author


Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A Ball for Daisy and The Hello, Goodbye Window. He is also the illustrator of Yo! Yes? (which won a Caldecott Honor), Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, and Farmy Farm. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Praise For…


* "An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell 'Yow!' With a beautifully balanced, economical style, the book illumines the peaks and pitfalls of getting acquainted, and puts in a good word for brotherhood as well." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell 'Yow!' With a beautifully balanced, economical style, the book illumines the peaks and pitfalls of getting acquainted, and puts in a good word for brotherhood as well." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338583854
ISBN-10: 1338583859
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: April 21st, 2020
Pages: 30
Language: English