The Yes
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The Yes  -     By: Sarah Bee, Satoshi Kitamura

The Yes

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2015 / Hardcover

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The Yes is a big, orange lump who lives snuggled up in a safe, warm nest. One day, Yes decides to venture out into the Where, and he finds himself surrounded by Nos. Nos are small and not a thing, who traveled around in great swarms, yelling negative nos at Yes. But Yes carries on and through perseverance and faith in himself, he manages to travel all the way to a place high above where no Nos can ever, or will ever, reach. A great story for kids to learn positivity and belief in themselves, even when it seems that they are outnumbered by negativity and by nos.

Product Information

Title: The Yes
By: Sarah Bee, Satoshi Kitamura
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 11.00 X 9.50 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0802854494
ISBN-13: 9780802854490
Ages: 4-8
Stock No: WW854490

Publisher's Description

A charming story about optimism and self-confidence

The Yes is a cheerful orange creature who sets off to explore the big wide Where. But the Where is home to the Nos, who travel in packs and discourage the Yes at every turn. They tell the Yes that the tree is too big to climb, the bridge is too rickety to cross, the woods are too scary to explore. But even just one Yes is stronger than countless Nos.

Fans of Dr. Seuss will fall in love with the bright illustrations and clever wordplay, and the heartwarming message about overcoming obstacles makes this book the perfect graduation gift.

Author Bio

Sarah Bee has been writing and editing professionally foralmost 15 years. She works as an author, journalist, editor,and online community manager in London. The Yesis her debut picture book. Visit her website at
Satoshi Kitamura has illustrated over sixty children's books. One of his recent titles, Millie's Marvellous Hat (21st Century),was a 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist book. He currently lives in Japan.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
"A nice choice for counselors and others working with children to build social-emotional skills. Comforting and full of encouragement, this may be just the selection for adults or children struggling with fear and self-doubt."

The Wall Street Journal
"It can be risky for a writer to use playful homonyms and nonsense words -- too many and the result can be cloying and unreadable. And if we also get a heavy lesson, well -- it's a risk. All of which makes Sarah Bee's The Yes the more remarkable for its wit and freshness. . . . Fun to read, this encouraging picture book will resonate with 3- to 6-year-olds -- and their families."

Catholic News Service
"In this quirky story accompanied with equally interesting illustrations, a big Yes seeks out a Where to go. . . . Shy and overly cautious children will benefit from this unique book's message of believing in yourself and ignoring the naysayers and inner no.'"

Children’s Literature
"Bee has written a clever and inventive tale that is not only entertaining, but also gives children the message of confidence and positivity without being didactic or boring. Kitamura’s illustrations. . . . are as imaginative as Bee’s words. . . . This is a book not to be missed."

Congregational Libraries Today
"With inventive and playful language, Bee breaks rules and invents a few words of her own. . . .
Kitamura’s vivid color illustrations will delight young ones as they enjoy the daring of the Yes amid the chorus of Nos. Although The Yes has no religious content, it will capture imaginations and bolster spirits. Recommended.
Jewish Family Times
"A great antidote to peer pressure and standing up to societal norms."

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