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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446495117
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Yeti and the Bird




A heart-warming new tale of an unlikely friendship from the award-winning author of GOOD LITTLE WOLF and HEY, PRESTO

Yeti lives alone in a wintery landscape. Well, maybe not quite alone, but no one is brave enough to go near big, scary Yeti. No one apart from Bird, who gets lost on her way south, makes a special friend, and opens up a whole new world for our Yeti.

A funny, brilliantly original book from Nadia Shireen - winner of the UKLA Book Award, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and mentioned in the Opera Prima category of the international Bologna Ragazzi Prize.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446495117
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto 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 and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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Praise for Yeti and the Bird

This lovely picture book about friendship is full of character and humour. Award-winning picture book creator Nadia Shireen combines beautifully-designed page spreads, glorious illustrations of forest scenes, and lots of appealing animal characters. The lonely Yeti is an especially brilliant character, and one which is certain to capture children’s hearts.

Booktrust

A touching and gentle story about the value of friendship. Stunning illustrations are full of delightful touches and I enjoyed the elements of humour such as Bird's suitcase.

Parents in Touch website

This is a touching story of an unlikely friendship that has such a beautiful end ... that it gladdens the heart to think that even the grumpiest of the grumps would read this and feel a little tingle of hope that somewhere out there, there truly is a friend for everyone.

Read It Daddy blog

What a delightful, warm and quirky story - just what we've come to expect from the creator of Good Little Wolf … This is a wonderful story about seeing beyond our differences that could get children discussing what is important in friendship, as well as how being excluded from groups can make them feel.

ReadingZone website

Lovely illustrations in this picture book ... 10/10

chopsybaby.com

A beautifully illustrated story about an unlikely friendship

In the Playroom blog

A lovely heart-warming story with some lovely life lessons about not judging people by their looks

Madhouse Family Reviews blog

A simple tale, told in a gentle way, with lovely illustrations, a good bedtime book

Burnley Express

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, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

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.

Kirkus

A giant white teardrop of a beast, Yeti is the loneliest monster around. Until, that is, a lost tropical bird drops in. It's a joy to witness pensive Yeti making a new friend, as is watching him learn that he belongs somewhere. The striking visual contrast between Yeti and the bird makes every page a treat, enlivening what might otherwise have been a melancholy story. Each page has a strikingly different palette, accentuating a range of feelings from isolation to coziness. Kids who themselves feel lonely or worried will be glad to hug Yeti and the Bird to their chests.

Eliot Schrefer, USA Today

This lovely picture book about friendship is full of character and humour. Award-winning picture book creator Nadia Shireen combines beautifully-designed page spreads, glorious illustrations of forest scenes, and lots of appealing animal characters. The lonely Yeti is an especially brilliant character, and one which is certain to capture children’s hearts.

Booktrust

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