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Yes & No

Yes & No

Elisha Cooper

Roaring Brook Press


From Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.

Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up!

Join a cat and puppy pair through their day—the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned—as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.

Praise for Yes & No


*"The story itself is simple and sweet in nature as we see the two main characters go from mildly interacting to fused together in their walk outside. VERDICT A spare and wonderful addition to picture book collections."—School Library Journal, starred review

*“Sweetly comic . . . this sustained conversation offers giggles, reassurance, and warmth. Readers may even recognize themselves in a certain hound’s bedtime reluctance to say goodbye to the day’s pleasures” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

*“It’s hard to imagine a more perfect bedtime story for the end of an adventurous toddler day.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

*“Serene . . . delightful.” —Booklist, starred review

Cooper’s variations on the responses and the way in which he captures the pets’ personalities with loose-lined, gestural illustrations in warm watercolors propel the story...Yes, indeed."—Horn Book, starred review


Elisha Cooper

Elisha Cooper is the 2018 Caldecott Honor-winning artist of Big Cat, Little Cat, published by Roaring Brook Press. He is the author/illustrator of many other books for young readers including Train, Farm, Beach, 8: An Animal Alphabet, and River. He lives with his family and two cats in New York City.

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Elisha Cooper

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