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Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

Yo! Yes? (1993)

by Chris Raschka

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Raschka through vivid cartoon-like illustrations shares the simple dialog between two boys. The poignancy of the loneliness and uncertainty of making a friend is relatable for young and old. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jun 14, 2019 |
This book of only about 35 words tells a story about friendship. A man is walking in the street and notices another man and says "what's up?" the other response, "not much." He is sad because he has no friends. Raschka really tells the story here with the illustrations. And the pictures as well are not even much! It is just two men, but the men's expressions tell everything. I learned from this book that one does not need so many words or pictures to make a good book. ( )
  cynthiahurtado | Apr 11, 2019 |
this book is useable in the class room because it shows how two different people can end up becoming friends. ( )
  coreylee75 | Nov 26, 2018 |
A story about making friends, despite language barriers. ( )
  ambreecote | Nov 26, 2018 |
Friendship--Fiction. Boys--Fiction. Getting acquainted--Fiction. Brotherhood--Fiction
  brudder | Oct 1, 2018 |
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Yo! Yes?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439921856, Paperback)

An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street. [Their] one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell Yow!" With a beautifully balanced, economical style, the book illumines the peaks and pitfalls of getting acquainted, and puts in a good word for brotherhood as well." --School Library Journal, starred review

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Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.

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