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“YES! YES! YES!”

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“The Yes”

The Yes was snug in his nest, but the Yes had a Where to go. The pack of Nos follow the Yes, telling him no.

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Despite all the Nos and their no-ingness, The Yes gathers his courage, takes a risk and says, YES! Finally, the Nos and their no-ness and their not-ness grew faint and there was only the YES.

This book promotes self-esteem, self-confidence, taking risks.

TITLE: The Yes

AUTHOR: Sarah Bee

ILLUSTRATOR: Satoshi Kitamura

PUBLISHER: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014

AGE GROUP: 6-9

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: self-esteem, self-confidence, taking risks

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What is one thing that you’d like to try but you don’t because of fear? Draw a picture of yourself doing that one thing. Write YES! beneath your picture.

2) Redesign the cover of the book. Draw your own YES creature.

3) In what ways can you say Yes?

Here are a few of mine –

Oui!

I CAN!

Do it again!

I jump in the air.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Sarah Bee, visit:

http://www.sarahbee.co.uk

To learn more about illustrator Satoshi Kitamura, visit:

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/author/1196/Satoshi-Kitamura.html