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.
* "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