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Yeti and the Bird
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Yeti and the Bird
Even hairy, scary monsters need friends! This heartwarming tale of unlikely playmates features bright artwork and a sweet message from the author-illustrator of Hey, Presto! and Good Little Wolf.
Deep in the forest lives the biggest, hairiest, scariest yeti anyone has ever seen. And he is also the loneliest yeti around.

Then one day…THUNK! Someone lands on Yeti’s head. And that someone isn’t scared of Yeti at all. Could that someone be a friend?

This fun story of fur, feathers, and friendship delights and inspires—a welcome reminder that friends can be found in even the most improbable places.
Even hairy, scary monsters need friends! This heartwarming tale of unlikely playmates features bright artwork and a sweet message from the author-illustrator of Hey, Presto! and Good Little Wolf.
Deep in the forest lives the biggest, hairiest, scariest yeti anyone has ever seen. And he is also the loneliest yeti around.

Then one day…THUNK! Someone lands on Yeti’s head. And that someone isn’t scared of Yeti at all. Could that someone be a friend?

This fun story of fur, feathers, and friendship delights and inspires—a welcome reminder that friends can be found in even the most improbable places.
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About the Author-
  • Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. After studying law and working in magazine journalism, in 2007 she stopped doodling in the sidelines and enrolled in an MA course in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book, Good Little Wolf, received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award, among many other honors. Nadia lives in London.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 9, 2015
    Yeti looks ferocious, with his magnificently shaggy white fur and pinprick eyes, “so everyone left him alone.” The local foxes and raccoons never suspect that “Yeti was lonely.” The solitary sasquatch sits on a log and directs his ghostly gaze into a subalpine pool. He stops brooding when a rotund red bird, who has misread her migration map, crash-lands on his head and guffaws a silly “Sqwalka-sqwalka” at his angry roar. Before long, the two are playing on a makeshift seesaw—Yeti calling out a happy “Graaah!”—and singing “sweet, sad songs together, which soothed the forest to sleep.” Shireen (Hey, Presto) sets a foreboding scene with silhouettes of midnight blue and evergreen against permafrost hues of lichen. Yeti’s coat suggests the coming winter, and the red-orange bird is the brightest presence on the pages. By the time the bird continues south, however, friendship melts the icy tension. Yeti’s fellow animals, who witnessed his kindness, feel emboldened to approach him. Although Shireen tells a customary tale of an odd couple, her appealing Yeti is well worth getting to know. Ages 4–8.

  • Kirkus

    November 15, 2014
    A picture book about an unexpected friendship.Big, hairy, scary Yeti lives deep in the forest, and the other animals are afraid of him, so they leave him alone. But Yeti, for all his bulk and bluster, is lonely. When a small red bird, lost, lands on him by mistake, he roars, but she is unafraid. The two strike up an unlikely friendship, playing games during the day and singing "sweet, sad songs together" each evening that "[soothe] the forest to sleep." However, the season is changing to winter, and Yeti's cold forest is no place for the bright bird. Sadly, they part, and Yeti, having known friendship, feels more alone than ever. That is, until the other forest animals, having seen Yeti's soft side, make friendly overtures, and Yeti finds a life filled with companions-including the red bird, who drops by when she can. A tale about an unlikely friendship that changes a lonely life is not a new theme, but Shireen writes with admirable restraint and fills in the narrative gaps with engaging illustrations. Her double-page spreads create potent atmosphere with carefully placed strong shapes and forthright color. Spot illustrations effectively convey easy-to-understand action and humor. Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)

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  • School Library Journal

    November 1, 2014

    PreS-Gr 2-A huge white yeti is lonely but not alone: the other forest animals are afraid of him and hide. His ghostlike image in a night-time stream achingly reflects his sorrow. Then a small orange bird who has lost her way crashes into him. He roars ("'RAAARGH!'"), but she is not scared. Realizing this is not the tropical island she had hoped to find, she begins to cry. Yeti takes her home and cares for her, and the next morning-to the astonishment of the other animals-they play. At night they sing "sweet, sad songs together," like lullabies. As the weather becomes colder, Yeti studies maps, packs worm jam sandwiches, and watches his friend fly away. But Yeti will not remain lonely. In a marvelous spread, the other animals come out to play. Winter becomes spring, and Yeti has many new friends-and an old friend who "pops by to say hello." Yeti is an exceptionally appealing character with his small head, tiny eyes, and great hairy body. In the first of many wonderful spreads, he is depicted as mountainlike. Just as the orange bird brightens Yeti's world, these two will warm the hearts of young readers. Told with exceptional economy and striking art, this tale of an unusual friendship is a great choice for all libraries.-Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

    Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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