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Yes & No



written and illustrated by
Elisha Cooper

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250257338
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Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up!

Join a cat and puppy pair through their day—the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned—as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.

From Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes a timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.Full-color illustrations were created with ink and watercolor.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Animals. Dogs. Cats. Pets. Point of view.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS–Dogs and cats, similar to siblings, can be glued at the hip or loose acquaintances. There are three voices in this picture book. Bold type tells readers that an owner/child is posing a question: “Are you both excited for the day?” Roman type shows the dog’s answer—“Yes I am excited”—while the cat’s answer is italics: “Hmpff.” This pattern meets everything asked, from the early morning to the late evening. The dog replies yes with lots of tail wagging to all questions and the cat responds with little movement and a simple no. The questioner wants the two to get along and play, but they seem to find their own mischief separately. The two are sent outside to play and to look after each other. The next pages are textless and show them enjoying each other’s company and the larger environment. Afterward, the two settle down for the evening and the day is done, at least for one of the pets. This book is so simple in terms of the storytelling, yet readers can easily relate to the characters and their feelings. Beautiful illustrations sometimes fill the entire page and other times spotlight two or more scenes. The illustrations can also move in unique directions across the page, which keeps the reader guessing and looking for what’s next. The story itself is simple and sweet in nature as we see the two main characters go from mildly interacting to fused together in their walk outside. VERDICT A spare and wonderful addition to picture book collections. –­Katie Llera, Bound Brook Elem. Sch., NJ

Horn Book

Cooper brings readers the sweet tale of a cat and a dog, different as can be, illustrated in the same unfussy, minimalistic style as the Caldecott Honor–winning Big Cat, Little Cat (rev. 3/17). The story kicks off in the morning, during which an unseen narrator talks to the pets, yin and yang opposites in black (the cat) and white (the dog). Their short responses are printed next to each pet (italic text for the cat, roman for the dog), the jaded cat responding with countless nos and the enthusiastic dog answering with every kind of yes. The question “Are you both excited for the day?” is met with an eager affirmative from the dog, while the cat responds, “Hmpff.” Cooper’s variations on the responses and the way in which he captures the pets’ personalities with loose-lined, gestural illustrations in warm watercolors propel the story. After they are shooed out of the house and told to “look out for each other,” we are treated to four expansive and eloquent wordless spreads in which the two climb a nearby hill and, side by side, take in the exhilarating view of a lake and mountains. Dog lovers everywhere will recognize the sad “Nooooo” howled when it’s time for the pets to come inside at day’s end. Yes, indeed. JULIE DANIELSON

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS–Dogs and cats, similar to siblings, can be glued at the hip or loose acquaintances. There are three voices in this picture book. Bold type tells readers that an owner/child is posing a question: “Are you both excited for the day?” Roman type shows the dog’s answer—“Yes I am excited”—while the cat’s answer is italics: “Hmpff.” This pattern meets everything asked, from the early morning to the late evening. The dog replies yes with lots of tail wagging to all questions and the cat responds with little movement and a simple no. The questioner wants the two to get along and play, but they seem to find their own mischief separately. The two are sent outside to play and to look after each other. The next pages are textless and show them enjoying each other’s company and the larger environment. Afterward, the two settle down for the evening and the day is done, at least for one of the pets. This book is so simple in terms of the storytelling, yet readers can easily relate to the characters and their feelings. Beautiful illustrations sometimes fill the entire page and other times spotlight two or more scenes. The illustrations can also move in unique directions across the page, which keeps the reader guessing and looking for what’s next. The story itself is simple and sweet in nature as we see the two main characters go from mildly interacting to fused together in their walk outside. VERDICT A spare and wonderful addition to picture book collections. –­Katie Llera, Bound Brook Elem. Sch., NJ

Horn Book

Cooper brings readers the sweet tale of a cat and a dog, different as can be, illustrated in the same unfussy, minimalistic style as the Caldecott Honor–winning Big Cat, Little Cat (rev. 3/17). The story kicks off in the morning, during which an unseen narrator talks to the pets, yin and yang opposites in black (the cat) and white (the dog). Their short responses are printed next to each pet (italic text for the cat, roman for the dog), the jaded cat responding with countless nos and the enthusiastic dog answering with every kind of yes. The question “Are you both excited for the day?” is met with an eager affirmative from the dog, while the cat responds, “Hmpff.” Cooper’s variations on the responses and the way in which he captures the pets’ personalities with loose-lined, gestural illustrations in warm watercolors propel the story. After they are shooed out of the house and told to “look out for each other,” we are treated to four expansive and eloquent wordless spreads in which the two climb a nearby hill and, side by side, take in the exhilarating view of a lake and mountains. Dog lovers everywhere will recognize the sad “Nooooo” howled when it’s time for the pets to come inside at day’s end. Yes, indeed. JULIE DANIELSON

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