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Yo! Yes? (1993)

by Chris Raschka

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Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends.
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Two kids talk in a weird question and exclamatory sentences to each other.

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  B-Chad | Jul 1, 2023 |
Simple yet fun book about making friends. Two boys meet on the street and engage in a mono syllabic conversation. This could be a very fun student read aloud, with 2 students or a divided class. Great for understanding punctuation and practicing expression while reading. ( )
  MrsBond | Jun 27, 2023 |
Almost no story to speak of, and I dislike the art. ( )
  fountainoverflows | Aug 6, 2022 |
"Yo, Yes?" is a book about these two boys who are totally different from each other, but one of the boys reaches out to the other to be his friend. This book is a great book for children who are just learning how to read. It has a really good and deep meaning. This book teaches children about how important it is to always treat others the way you want to be treated and to always include others, even if they are not the same as you. It would be a great book for a friendship unit. This book would teach children how to be a friend and to always be a friend to others. This book is definitely for younger kids specifically between the ages of 4 and 7. The illustrations in this book are very bright and loud and sure to grab a child's interest. The illustrations are also good at telling the story. ( )
  allygracehardy | Oct 5, 2021 |
"Aclassic scenario from the innovative creator of Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (1992)—two boys parlaying what could be a confrontation into friendship—in a series of monosyllabic exchanges between a stylishly informal, self-confident boy (black) who appears on the left-hand pages and the anxious, overdressed (white) newcomer on the right. ``Yo!'' ``Yes?''/``Hey!'' ``Who?''/``You!'' ``Me?'' they parry, their feet precisely planted at page bottom, their stances as expressive as the varied styles of Raschka's hand-lettered text. Succinctly, they move on to an important confidence: ``What's up?'' ``Not much.''/``Why?'' ``No fun.''/``Oh?'' ``No friends'' and to a gleeful epiphany—``Me!'' ``You?''/``Yes, me!'' ``You!''/``Well?'' ``Well.''/``?'' ``Yes!''—and their feet spring up from the page's edge: ``Yo! Yes! Yow!'' Whether it's caution or prejudice that's overcome, the process is reduced to elementals—two figures, roughly drawn yet vibrant with feeling, and their comical dialogue (a breeze for beginning readers), encompassing a world of meaning. (Picture book. 4-7)" www.kirkusreviews.com
  CDJLibrary | Sep 28, 2021 |
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For my parents
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