The Littlest Yak

by Lu Fraser
Illustrated by Kate Hindley
Category: , Themes: Animals
A little yak yearns for BIG things in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not growing up too fast.  
Price: $16.99
  • ISBN: 9781682632826
  • Publication date: 10/01/2021
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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Description

A little yak yearns for BIG things in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not growing up too fast.

Gertie is the littlest yak, feeling stuck in her smallness. She wants to grow UP with the hugest of hooves and humongous horns! Because there isn’t anything a BIG yak can’t do.

So Gertie devises a growing-up plan. She eats her veggies, exercises every day, and reads lots of books. Still, she isn’t any bigger. But when the other yaks come calling for Gertie to help them with a daring and dangerous task, could it be because it’s something only a small yak can do?

Lu Fraser’s debut picture book is a heartwarming and relatable story of individuality, self-esteem, and the joys of being young and small. Bestselling illustrator Kate Hindley has created a delightful wintry landscape, packed with adorable yaks in woolly hats and coats. Readers won’t be able to resist snuggling down with this charming read aloud.

Author/Illustrator

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Lu Fraser

Author

Lu Fraser has been helping other people tell stories for years, but she has never been brave enough to share her own—until now. Lu lives in England with her husband and daughter and writes her best stories in a little shed in her backyard. The Littlest Yak is her first picture book.

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Kate Hindley

Illustrator

Kate Hindley is an illustrator who has brought many bestselling picture books to life, including You Must Bring a Hat, winner of the Sainsbury Children’s Book Award. She is also the author of the lift-the-flap book series Treacle Street. Kate lives in England.

Reviews

★ “The jolly, fast-paced, rhyming verse propels readers through diminutive Gertie’s harrowing, wind-swept rescue mission and matches the upbeat mood of her quest for “bigness.”. . . Whimsical scenes of hairy, wide-eyed, comical yaks of assorted shapes and sizes sporting amusing cold-weather headgear will trigger chuckles and reinforce the message of individuality. A real little winner.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

More Details

F&P: M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD810L
Themes: Growing Up, Smallness and Bigness, Confidence
BISAC 1: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 2: JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age
BISAC 3: JUV002290 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Deer, Moose & Caribou

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