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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yes Day! Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. HarperCollins, 2009. $19.99 ages 3 and up

"Today is my FAVORITE day of the year! YES DAY!"

Don’t we all dream of ‘yes!’ days? Can you imagine the joy of every question being answered by a resounding YES!? I wish…

Well, here it happens and we only have to leave it up to an inventive and very bright young man to come up with just the right questions. What fun to let your kids at home and at school add to the already voiced inquiries! The possibilities are endless. It is in such a story that we learn about the marriage of words and pictures in exemplary fiction. While the author unearths the appropriate words to thrill and delight the questioner, the artist provides hilarious results for the repeated answer…yes, yes and again yes! And, do not miss the endpapers that provide their own sly take on the many responses that adults often give to their children’s requests!

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