Disclosure: I was given a copy of The Thing About Yetis in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
There was no stopping my daughter from smiling and giggling when she first saw the cover of The Thing About Yetis. "Who are those silly guys?", she curiously asked. We had a little chat about yetis, as we snuggled on the couch to read. Once my tot saw more of the illustrations, she was hooked. She carefully studied each page of the story, looking for the "baby yeti" (which is actually the main character's stuffed toy) and making personal connections to all the fun, childlike things the yeti character does. From sleigh riding and snowball making to playing pretend snow games, this adorable yeti quickly made his (or her) way to top of my daughter's favorite storybook character list.
But don't let me mislead you! Winter is not the only seasonal setting in The Thing About Yetis. Quite the contrary, half of the story takes place in the summertime. You see, apparently yetis tire of the blustery winter weather. They yearn to build sandcastles, look at fireflies, and play in the warm summer sun. And they look absolutely adorable doing all these things! So much so that my husband and I have been asked to read the story at least twice daily because the yetis are "so funny and cute!" I think we'll both be able to recite this book by heart by next week!
From a parent and teacher perspective, I'm very happy that I had the opportunity to add The Thing About Yetis to my daughter's book collection. It's full of relatable childhood activities, which helps to foster comprehension and a genuine love for reading. The story lends itself to teachable moments on topics such as feelings, seasons, problem solving, and story elements. I also like that Vin Vogel included illustrations of a child who uses a wheelchair. I believe that diversity and acceptance of differences are incredibly important elements that should be included in all children's books.
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