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Yes, Let's

Yes, Let's
Written by Galen Goodwin Longstreth
Illustrated by Maris Wicks
Picture book, 32 pages, Ages 3-8, $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-933718-87-3, Hardcover with jacket
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In this book about a family's day in the woods, the simple rhyming text is enhanced by comical illustrations that bring wit and energy to every page, making it a fun family read-aloud. Packaged in a smaller size for little hands, it is perfect for a car ride and a great way to recap a trip. Illustrations inside the front cover serve as a reminder of things to pack, and the story inspires activities to plan. This book is a loving tribute to family togetherness.

Common Core State Standards:
RL 1.2.1,1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.7 1.2.9
SL 1.2.1, 1.2.2
W 1.2.3
To read the full standards, visit the CCSS website.


★"In an age of technology overload, debut talents Longstreth and Wicks remind readers of the things that matter: family outings, the vitamin D that comes from time spent outdoors, and the memories that accompany such excursions...Wick's clean-lined cartooning greatly expands on Longstreth's understated but evocative verse, filling the pages with visual mini-narratives, dashes of humor, and details to pore over, all while capturing the cheerful chaos of a big, happy family."—Publisher's Weekly, starred review

★"From the children's creative ideas and Wicks' illustrations of their inventiveness, children and families everywhere will be inspired to head outside to make memories together."—Shelf Awareness, starred review

"An unusually credible picture book, Yes Let's gives a real sense of the squabbles and satisfactions of family life. Wicks...is an outstanding observer of natural settings, adding imaginative, comic detail to Longstreth's rhyming verse, which follows four children and their parents on a hike through the woods. Get your boots on! This outing looks like fun."—New York Times

"I LOVE Yes, Let's and have given it to lots of kids and their parents who always let me know that it is a favorite in their house. It is a fantastic read-aloud for the rhythm and the fun and adventurous story. And there is so much going on in the illustrations that it can be read again and again without ever getting old. The book has that 'best day of childhood' feeling that the reader wants to come back to."—Kristin Russ, Powell's Books

"Ready the backpacks—this is sure to inspire many a family."—Kirkus Reviews

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