A Behind the Scenes Look At Elisha Cooper’s Yes & No

The inside scoop with Elisha Cooper
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We are huge fans of Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Elisha Cooper’s books over here at the TCBR headquarters! Are you a fan of cats, dogs, or finding balance and peace within your family? If so, you’re going to love his latest picture book, ⁠Yes & No, just as much as we do. It is a delightfully uncomplicated and harmonious contribution to bookshelves everywhere. Elisha shared this antidote on his website about its creation:

Yes & No is pretty simple: puppy, cat, day. But the emotions, at least for me, became deep. Family, love. Siblings, parent. Sadness, space. The balance within a family, and the rhythm of our days. The longing we all feel – especially now – for a sense of peace.”⁠

In this video, Elisha Cooper himself gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Yes & No. Watch it now …

About the Book

Yes and No: Book Cover

Written and Illustrated by Elisha Cooper

Ages 2-6 | 40 Pages

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press | ISBN-13: 9781250257338

Publisher’s Synopsis: From Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Elisha Cooper comes Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.

Good morning, good morning. It’s time to wake up!

Join a cat and puppy pair through their day―the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don’t go as planned―as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.

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About the Creator

Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of many books for young readers including Train, Farm, Beach, 8: An Animal Alphabet, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Big Cat, Little Cat is Elisha’s first book with Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his family and two cats in New York City.

For more information, visit https://www.elishacooper.com.

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September 9, 2021 at 08:36PM Bianca Schulze