Gertie is the littlest yak, feeling stuck in her smallness. She wants to grow UP - with the hugest of hooves and humongous horns! Because there isn't anything a BIG yak can't do.
So Gertie devises a growing-up plan. She eats her veggies, exercises every day, and reads lots of books. Still, she isn't any bigger. But when the other yaks come calling for Gertie to help them with a daring and dangerous task, could it be because it's something only a small yak can do?
Lu Fraser's debut picture book is a heartwarming and relatable story of individuality, self-esteem, and the joys of being young and small. Bestselling illustrator Kate Hindley has created a delightful wintry landscape, packed with adorable yaks in woolly hats and coats. Readers won't be able to resist snuggling down with this charming read aloud.
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Great story for kids about learning to love and being happy with who you are, just the way you are. The story was really cute and the illustrations were great. Highly recommend
Super cute story! 3, 7 and 10 year old LOVED it and asked to reread it immediately. Great for all ages.
The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser and illustrated by Kate Hindley is an utterly charming picture book that promotes self-esteem and individuality. I loved everything about this story, and cannot wait to share it with the young readers in my life. Gertie is a tiny yak. Frustrated by her size, Gertie dreams of doing bigger things, and embarks upon a plan to grow. But when a crisis happens within the herd, it falls to Gertie to achieve what only a small yak can do, and Gertie begins to appreciate the value of her size in an entirely new way. Told in rhyming verse, and brought to life in gorgeous illustrations, this one is sure to appeal to readers of all ages, and destined to become a new favourite. Many thanks to NetGalley and Publisher Spotlight for an ARC.
THIS WAS ADORABLE. From the intro page to the absolute last, I sure did have a blast! I loved that this rhymed, those are always my favourite to read and were always my favourite especially as a child. This story about our tiny Yak wanting to grow up but realizing that being small right now is just as perfect and useful too was so heartwarming. The art was beautiful and really captured my attention so I know kids are going to be glued to these pages. I hope this story reaches a lot of imaginative minds! It’s a splendid story with powerful messages! Highly, highly recommend this, whether you have kids or not. 5/5 ⭐️
** Thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. ** The illustrations in this book are beautiful! Kids will love the pictures. This is a cute story for kids to learn that being themselves is just right.
This little picture book was amazingly adorable! I loved the art style and the colors, and it was a very touching story about appreciating the ways we're all built differently. This is perfect for kids who are eager to grow up too quickly, who might need help slowing down and being happy with how they are now!
This was a sweet children’s book on the importance of being you. Even the littlest of yaks have importance.
The Littlest Yak is an entertaining tale of how a young yak wishes to be bigger. Cute illustrations and engaging story that kids and adults will like, Easy to follow and understand how the little yak desires to grow up. However, at the end of the story the little yak is needed because she is small and she then finds that she is useful as a little one and that there is another yak even smaller that needs her help. Kids of all ages, especially younger ones, should enjoy this book. Good book to read children as a bed-time story.
The Littlest Yak is a beautiful, lyrical children's book about accepting yourself and your own strengths for what they are. In the book, Gertie, the littlest yak, wants to grow up and be big and tall but she does not recognize the own magic that her small stature brings. The illustrations in the book are absolutely gorgeous and the writing and rhyming is so fun to read!
A super sweet picture book, with rhyming verses, to teach even the littlest of yaks, and people, that being small is perfectly fine and that “bigness” can be in anyone.
Oh my goodness, the illustrations in this book are adorable! The story is perfect for kids to learn that being themselves is just right. Kids will enjoy this because of the pictures as well as the story.
The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser Illustrated by Kate Hindley I read an arc of this book from NetGalley with my 4 year old. A heartwarming story for children who want to grow up to make them reflect on the value of being little and the value of where you are in your life right now. We all have different talents and skills and sometimes even though it seems like ours are too different that difference is what is needed. We loved the illustrations there’s something about them that makes them humorous. We loved the rhyming.
Gertie is the smallest yak, and she's sick of it. She wants bigness and tallness. She wants to be like all the other yaks. So she sets out to LEARN how to be bigger. But all the learning in the world can't make her grow bigger faster. Then the bigger yaks come looking for Gertie. A yak is stuck on the mountain, and they need HER help! The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser, illustrated by Kate Hindley will resonate with kids who just wish they could grow up already, and with parents who long to keep their little ones small a bit longer. At its heart, it is a story of learning that we are all exactly who we are meant to be, no matter what that might look like. A great book for any parent and child to read together. Thank you to Publisher's Spotlight/Peachtree for letting me read early!
What a perfect story! The prose is engaging, the artwork is unique and absolutely stunning, and the message is so important for so many children. As the mother of a child who is awfully small for her age, I am very excited to share this book with her. I look forward to looking up this author and illustrator's other work (and watching for what they publish next)
The Littlest Yak was the sweetest rhyming picture book about a little yak named Gertie who wants to grow up fast so that she can contribute to her herd. One day the herd calls on Gertie for help in a task that only she can manage as the little yak she is. This book was absolutely adorable on so many levels! Kate Hindley's illustrations are amazing and perfectly complement Lu Fraser's story that was rhymed beautifully with a wonderful message to celebrate one's own unique abilities. I would highly recommend reading The Littlest Yak while snuggled up with your little ones! Thank you to Lu Fraser & Kate Hindley for writing and illustrating one of the best picture books of this year in my personal opinion. Thank you to NetGalley for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.