No Yeti Yet

Mary Ann Fraser. Peter Pauper (peterpauper.com), $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4413-0855-9
Two brothers set out into the snowy terrain outside their farm house in search of a yeti—the older brother leads the charge, while the younger one has a lot of questions. “Why would we want to find a yeti?” asks the smaller brother as they bundle up. “To take its picture, of course,” responds the other boy. Fraser (Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree) tells her story through dialogue, and the larger font used for the older brother’s speech helps readers keep track of who’s talking and hints at the authoritativeness and certainty that come with being an elder sibling. Verbal and visual gags keep the story moving briskly; the yeti/yet wordplay of the title recurs throughout, and while it takes the boys a while to find the yeti, readers will have fun spotting the creature—a furry (and friendly) behemoth with a strong resemblance to the Abominable Snow Creature of the North from the Rankin/Bass holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—as it keeps tabs on them. Light, wintry fun for the cryptozoologically inclined. Ages 4–8. Agent: Abigail Samoun, Red Fox Literary. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 06/08/2015
Release date: 04/01/2015
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