This is Elisha Cooper’s best book ever! Although he uses a dog and a cat, he captures so tenderly…so movingly…so perfectly, a day in the life with all its little highs and lows, that any family will find relatable. Cooper’s illustrations are charming and timeless. A story to be read to start your day and then again to end it.— Susan
From Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.
Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up!
Join a cat and puppy pair through their day—the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned—as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.
*****FIVE STARRED REVIEWS for YES & NO*****
*"The story itself is simple and sweet in nature as we see the two main characters go from mildly interacting to fused together in their walk outside. VERDICT A spare and wonderful addition to picture book collections."—School Library Journal, starred review
*“Sweetly comic . . . this sustained conversation offers giggles, reassurance, and warmth. Readers may even recognize themselves in a certain hound’s bedtime reluctance to say goodbye to the day’s pleasures” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
*“It’s hard to imagine a more perfect bedtime story for the end of an adventurous toddler day.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
*“Serene . . . delightful.” —Booklist, starred review
*"Cooper’s variations on the responses and the way in which he captures the pets’ personalities with loose-lined, gestural illustrations in warm watercolors propel the story...Yes, indeed."—Horn Book, starred review