Yak and Dove

Yak and Dove Book Cover Yak and Dove
Kyo Maclear, Esme Shapiro
Juvenile Fiction
Tundra Books (NY)
September 19, 2017

Sometimes the unlikeliest friends form the greatest friendships. A funny, charming picture book from a dynamic duo.

Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. Yak is large and Dove is small. Yak has fur and Dove has feathers. Yak is polite. Dove is ill-mannered. Yak likes quiet. Dove likes noise. One day as Yak and Dove list their differences they come to the conclusion that maybe they aren't meant to be friends. In the hope of finding a new best friend, Yak holds auditions. But when a small feathered contestant sings Yak's favorite song, the two begin to think that maybe they are alike after all . . .

Yak and Dove whimsically captures the highs and lows of friendship through the three interconnected tales of two very different friends.



“Yak and Dove” may be my new favorite children’s book ever.  The story of friendship, both the ups and downs, is beautiful.  The artwork is stunning.  It’s the type of work that I want to hang all over the house.  This is sure to be a classic and I encourage anyone with children in their lives (or without) to pick up a copy.  I’ll be picking up several.

Five (hundred) enthusiastic stars!

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

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