Yak and Dove

Yak and Dove 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

  • Title: Yak and Dove
  • Author: Kyo Maclear Esme Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9781770494947
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 whenFriends 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

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    About “Kyo Maclear Esme Shapiro

    • Kyo Maclear Esme Shapiro

      Kyo Maclear is a children s author, novelist and essayist She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four Kyo is the author of several critically acclaimed children s books including Spork 2010 and Virginia Wolf 2012 , both illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault Mr Flux 2013 , illustrated by Matte Stephens Julia, Child 2014 , illustrated by Julie Morstad The Specific Ocean 2015 with Katty Maurey The Good Little Book 2015 with Marion Arbona The Liszts 2016 with J lia Sard The Wish Tree 2016 with Chris Turnham The Fog 2017 with Kenard Pak and Yak and Dove 2017 with Esm Shapiro Her newest picture book is Bloom A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, illustrated by Julie Morstad 2018 Kyo s non fiction book Birds Art Life follows two artists on a yearlong adventure to find birds in a big city It is an intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life a field guide to things small and significant She is also the author of two novels The Letter Opener 2007 and Stray Love 2012.Her essays and art criticism have been widely published and anthologized in North America, Europe and Asia Australia.She lives in Toronto with a singer, two children and two cats.



    110 thoughts on “Yak and Dove

    • “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.


    • Quite possibly my favourite Kyo Maclear book (to date)! Maclear's collection of three short stories told through the dialogue of two unlikely friends (yak and dove) is perfectly whimsical and delightful. Esme Shapiro's warm, folksy illustrations are luminous. An arty offering in the tradition of Frog and Toad.


    • I love this story! It perfectly encapsules how opposites can be friends. I am going to recommend it to my school's lower elementary teachers and guidance counselors.


    • Great children's book! I got it from BookCon and put it into my babysitting bag. Read it to the kids for a bedtime story and they loved it. I'm glad it included some large vocabulary words, because they were able to learn some new things. :)


    • Why are friends, friends? Do we want an echo of ourselves? Do we want our friends to agree with everything we do, and say, and want? Or do we want someone who has different ideas, likes different things, and is, well different.The story of Yak and Dove tells the story of two unlikely friends. I like how they talk about themselves. Here is where they are comparing each other:You have feathers and I have fur.You can be a little too quiet.You can be a little too loud.And you are smelly, Yak.And you [...]


    • A picture book with three different stories, Maclear’s Yak and Dove represents his traditional simplistic and moralistic style of storytelling paired with sweet water-colored and colored-penciled illustrations. Similarly to Shireen’s Neti and the Bird, Yak and Dove are unlikely friends and the theme of embracing indifferences stays consistent throughout the plot. Hilariously, Yak and Dove begin their story by contemplating what it would be like if they were twins, concluding in an obvious fi [...]


    • This is a great story about friendship. Yak and Dove are very different. When they start looking at ways they are different, they decide that maybe they should not be friends and end up angry with one another. When Yak goes looking for a new friend, he needs help. He does not know how to go about finding a friend. After holding auditions, he realizes that he and Dove do have things in common and they care about one another. This book is made up of 3 short stories that emphasize what makes a frie [...]


    • Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear and Esme Shapiro is another picture book by Maclear about two unlikely friends, in this case a Yak and a Dove, which is filled with gorgeous illustrations by Shapiro. This book includes three adorable stories about two opposites, and how they still have things in common and can be friends. I especially liked the bit about still finding a friend that wouldn’t eat you. The story is whimsical and the art is great compliment to that, if you are looking for a new picture [...]


    • This story holds lovely pictures of all kinds of animals and a story about friendship. Will Yak and Dove who are so very different find ways to stop arguing and renew their friendship? A smart marmot helps by holding auditions, a bit of humor there, and quite a bit of disagreement, but at last, Yak and Dove realize they can find ways to be friends.


    • An arc was provided generously in exchange of an honest review via Netgalley.*I liked it. The stories are sweet and funny. All of them are about friendship. Also children can learn all the differences between a yak and a dove.


    • I love this book and the illustrations and Dove and Yak's friendship. Give it to fans of 'Elephant and Piggie' who love reading about two friends are compliment each other in their personalities (even if they don't always compliment each other when they are together)


    • This book was so adorable. It's about being friends with those who aren't exactly like you. The story is sweet, and at a few points had me wiping back tears. Just a lovely, beautifully illustrated book. Great one to pick up if you have any parents with little ones on your Christmas list.



    • This was a good book that had three different stories about how opposites can become great friends and working together - 3 stars from me



    • Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for the ARC of this book! Am I the only one who didn't like this book?? The story was uninteresting and the plot was absent (was there a plot?); the moral was weak. Yak and Dove's illustrations were beautiful and unique but the writing felt banal and severely unfinished. I'd pass this one up for other more interesting and charming children's books like Shelter. Nightmare.




    • A picture book with three different stories, Maclear’s Yak and Dove represents his traditional simplistic and moralistic style of storytelling paired with sweet water-colored and colored-penciled illustrations. Similarly to Shireen’s Neti and the Bird, Yak and Dove are unlikely friends and the theme of embracing indifferences stays consistent throughout the plot. Hilariously, Yak and Dove begin their story by contemplating what it would be like if they were twins, concluding in an obvious fi [...]


    • Yak and Dove, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Esme Shapiro, is a picturebook with three interconnected stories about two very different 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 hold [...]


    • Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for providing me with an advance copy to read and review.This book was hilarious from start to finish! Yak and Dove had such a great concept and pretty illustrations.It’s divided into three stories and is all dialogue, which I found refreshing. The font is distinguished enough between each character’s voice to easily follow along. I liked that this book was longer than the standard for picture books – I think the story would have had less of an impac [...]


    • 'Yak and Dove' by Kyo Maclear with illustrations by Esme Shapiro is a series of three short stories about two unlikely friends.In 'If We Were Twins' has Dove wondering what it would be like if Yak and Dove were twins. It starts out sweet, and devolves into typical sibling infighting. After their fallout, 'The Audition' has Yak looking for a replacement friend. Many animals audition, but there is only one who is perfect for Yak. The final story is 'Yak and Quiet,' where Yak grows a quiet garden, [...]


    • This picture book offers three stories about an unlikely friendship between a yak and a dove. The story focuses on the banter between the two animals as they discuss such things as what if they were twins, what makes a best friend, and what's the best way to plant a garden. Their dialogue reminds me of the George and Martha books by James Marshall. I would recommend this book to read to children to learn more about tolerance and empathy. Even though Yak and Dove have a lot of differences, the mo [...]


    • The appearance of this book, the coupling of two unlikely characters and even the cover blurb all lead me to except much more of it than I felt I got. Full marks for the endearing illustrations and the story premise that two opposites can find common ground as long as they don't dwell constantly on their differences, however the story dragged on a bit too much to be a comfortable, rivetting read-aloud. The narrative is mostly composed of conversational dialogue between Dove and Yak. There were s [...]


    • I received an advance reader copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.The format of titles like this one are troublesome to me as an adult reader, but to a young reader, they would likely be great. The book seemed to be broken into "chapters" which confused my adult-reading mind, especially in a digital format. The sentences come across as easy reading content for beginning readers and the illustrations are very well done. The lesson of the story is also well incorporat [...]


    • Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear. Illustrated by Esme Shapiro. An unlikely friendship between a yak and a dove highlights tolerance in their differences and joy in their like qualities in light of their extreme physical and emotional differences and needs—a relationship that ends up being optimistic, supportive and nonjudgmental in a story told with whimsy and humor. This book is highly recommended for its message and its art as well. Thanks to NetGalley, Penguin Random House Canada and Tundra Book [...]


    • After pondering how fun it would be to be twins, Yak and Dove realize they are very different. From their feathers and fur to their size and demeanor, Yak and Dove are opposites. So, rationally, they decide they aren't meant to be friends. Marmot helps Yak find a new best friend by holding auditions, and though many animals show off their talents only one knows Yak's favorite song.Yak and Dove is a cute story of friendship. We may have differences but that often makes our friendships stronger.*A [...]


    • Thank you Net Galley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.Yak and Dove is about the friendship between two very different animals who actually have a lot in common. From the first page I noticed the similarities between this book and the Frog and Toad stories - the writing style, "short story" format and theme of friendship. I did like the contrast of Yak's and Dove's size which was charming in the illustrations.


    • Love the illustrations! Full of color and a sense of "cozy". The story is also charming. It provides some great lessons on how to appreciate others for who they are and find common ground. Clearly written for the age group it is aimed towards it uses techniques like word repetition and also has some great vocabulary drop-ins, such as "lament". I especially enjoyed the inclusion of animals that are A-typcial, such as the main characters of course (Yak and Dove) as well as friends such as Marmot.


    • *Disclosure: the publisher provided me with a free copy.Yak and Dove show the ups and downs of their friendship. They talk about why they're great together, why they're not great together, and then they patch things up. Friends sometimes fight, but they still love each other and can work it out.


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