Yo! Yes?

Yo! Yes?

Book - 1993
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Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, c1993
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ISBN: 9780590205573
0590205579
9780531086193
0531086194
9780531054697
0531054691
Branch Call Number: E RAS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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VaughanPLLonnie Jan 16, 2017

With only two words, this picture book says a lot!

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meggos
Sep 21, 2012

My 4yr old son loves getting this book read to him every night. now he is repeating what I say for each kid.

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rmichaud
Aug 15, 2011

PreS-Gr 2-- 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. ``What's up?'' ``Not much.'' ``Why?'' ``No fun.'' ``Oh?'' ``No friends.'' These 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!'' The succinct, rhythmic text and the strong cartoonlike watercolor-and-charcoal illustrations are perfect complements. The feelings of each child run the gamut from loneliness, curiosity, fear of rejection, and hopefulness to, finally, joy; the illustrations do a particularly fine job of limning each boy's emotions in very simple images on the oversized pages. 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. Amusing for story times, or for use in discussions of feelings, it is fun to read and look at, and appealing to the eye, ear, and heart. ``Yow!''-- Judy Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library , LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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