Friday, July 5, 2024

Summer Reading - The Island Before NO

We all know one of the first words a child learns to say is "No", so a book about an island of walruses where they all say, "Yes", until children arrive who say, "No", is a story children will enjoy! Today I'm happy to share with you another book from Penguin/Random House Canada/Tundra Press - The Island Before No by Christina Uss and illustrated by Hudson Christie.

Favorite Features - 

  • Colorful illustrations - sure to capture the attention of the children you love.
  • Children are sure to approve of how the walruses say "yes" - and may want you to do the same!
  • Fun story about yes and no.
  • Certain to get conversations going about "yes" and "no".
Tundra Press says, "When a kid who can say NO visits an island of walruses who can only say YES, chaos ensues in this hilarious debut picture book. For fans of NO Is All I Know!

When you're a walrus living on an island where the answer to every question is YES, life is pretty simple, especially when this is all you've ever known. It's great when you want a slice of birthday cake for breakfast . . . and not so great when someone asks you to wear an itchy shirt.

But one day, a kid shows up, brandishing an entirely new word: NO. NO is heavy like a bookcase, solid as a boulder. It's not shaped like YES, but somehow, it's still an answer. The kid calls his friends to come visit the island too, and it's not long before they've eaten up all of the yummiest food without sharing. What's worse, none of them bring their own toothbrushes . . .

It becomes clear what the walruses all need is to find their own NO . . . not only to hold back the rampaging horde of children — but for their own sakes as well. The Island Before No is a hilarious new picture book which blends its zany fun with an important message about respecting and setting boundaries."

The Island Before No is a book children are going to enjoy, for sure! If you are looking for a fun story which will also encourage excellent conversations, then The Island Before No is for you - and the children you love!

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