The Yes by Sarah Bee
  

The Yes

Written by Sarah Bee
Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   5+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

An empowering picture book which will encourage all young readers to be bolder and braver than they ever thought they could be. The Yes loves his soft and comfy home. But he has other places to go and other things to do. Gradually, the Yes builds up confidence and the enrichment of his life as he does so is brilliantly reflected in Satoshi Kitamura’s illustrations which move from emptiness reflecting loneliness to absolute fulfilment. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Synopsis

The Yes by Sarah Bee

In a soft comfy nest in a safe warm place there snoozed a great big orange thing called the Yes. He was snug, but the Yes had a Where to go to. So he left his nest and went trundling out. But the Where was an endless place of Nos. They teemed and seethed. They picked and nipped, and snipped and snicked. The Yes yessed in all his goodness and bigness and yesness. But was he strong enough to overcome them?

Reviews

Will encourage readers of any age to feel intrepid -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times, Book of the Week

This book is for everyone who has ever felt discouraged... A brilliant, simple book of affirmation -- Kate Kellaway Observer

Uplifting, original story, with Matisse-like illustrations. Metro

A perfect marriage of image, words, design and layout... A joyful book Joy Court, Reading Zone

Sumptuous and gorgeous illustrations make it completely entrancing. Yes indeed! Read It, Daddy!

A book about yesness is just what we need if we want a generation of confident, positive-thinking young people. Wendy Cooling

I'm not sure any review can do this picture book justice. This is probably one of the most unusual, quirkiest picture books I have ever read. It is also now one of my favourites. -- Jessica Littlefair Askews & Holts Library Service

Kitamura is one of the world's most original and stylish children's illustrators. Sunday Times

One of our finest and most versatile illustrators. The Guardian

About the Author

Sarah Bee

Sarah Bee is an author, journalist, editor and online community manager based in London, UK. The Yes is her debut picture book.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Sarah Bee
More books by Sarah Bee

Author's Website

www.sarahbee.co.uk

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781783440900

Categories

Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools