YES by Josse Goffin

YES

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Belgian artist Goffin (OH!, 1991) brings his spare graphic style to an almost wordless book, with an amusing play on the theme of matching a child to the right parent. Here, an appealing toylike person and his tiny dog carry an egg that's bigger than he is to one animal after another--turtle, fish, platypus; each says, simply, ``No.'' Finally, a bird lifts the top from the egg, disclosing a book within--this book, in fact--and our hero is last seen reading it, the huge animals looking over his shoulder. Like the girl on the salt box that pictures a girl on a salt box, the outcome has an intriguing logic, while the simply drawn figures and serene color engage attention with imaginatively surreal effects--a giant duck's head protruding from a small window; the little person, egg in hand, perched on a stepladder to converse with a snake in a tree. A quiet book with a unique, offbeat charm. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-12375-9
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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