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The Yes

Written by Sarah Bee

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

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LoveReading View on The Yes

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

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The Yes Synopsis

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?

The Yes Press 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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783440900
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849397100
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783440900
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Sarah Bee
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Sarah Bee

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

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