What a clever, interesting and entertaining book!! The illustrations by Jennifer Black Reinhardt bring the text to life. Each page turn brings another surprise combination of Yaks yakking, apes aping, slugs slugging etc. Kids will enjoy identifying the animals and guessing what they are doing. Highly recommended by most everyone!! Take a peek.
At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures demonstrating homographs, words with different meanings that are spelled and pronounced the same. A chart listing the words, their meanings, and their history is included. Ideal for sharing, this book offers a sprightly and fanciful introduction to a fun form of wordplay.
About the Author
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has written several acclaimed picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.
When her elementary school classmates said they wanted to be firemen, doctors, and vets, Jennifer Black Reinhardt declared she wanted to draw the picture on greeting cards. Today her diverse body of work includes not only greeting cards but chapter books and picture books, including Yaks Yak by Linda Sue Park and Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate. Jennifer lives with her family in Iowa City, Iowa. Visit her online at jbreinhardt.com, on Twitter @jblackreinhardt, and on Instagram @JenniferBlackReinhardt.
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"Details such as hats and teacups carry through from picture to picture, and on each spread the animal’s behavior and interaction with other animals of its kind are spot-on...Children will recognize the behaviors from their fellow humans while learning new vocabulary in a memorable way." –Horn Book
* "Gleeful linguistic fun that kids will wolf down." –Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
* "Animal and word lovers alike will enjoy this clever take on homographs..." –School Library Journal, STARRED review
"Young readers will love this hilarious, informative book." –Booklist