Ring! Yo? by Chris Raschka

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The friends from the author's Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes? Meet again...telephonically. We hope, when the phone rings, that a friend will be calling, someone who "talks our language." In Chris Raschka's picture books, language is always important--and usually just the top layer of the story. Beneath what is said, other dramas are taking place. Such is the case with Ring! Yo? For, until the end, when both friends are shown, young listeners will have the chance to fill in for themselves half of the phone conversation. Of course, the body language of the boy we see is eloquent. We hear what he's hearing--and it isn't all happy. His friend is peeved, feels rejected. And so this afternoon he'll be playing with someone else. That's harsh news--our boy is so sunk, he literally falls off the page--but it's not the end of the story. No, the author-artist goes somewhere surprising from there. Children and inventive grown-ups will eagerly follow.
 

About Chris Raschka

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Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. He is an author and illustrator of children's books. His books, Yo! Yes? and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, are famous for their minimal texts and inventive art. Mysterious Thelonious was made Horn Book's Honor List in 1997 and Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by DK Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Proving once again that Raschka dances to a different drummer, this engaging picture book bounds off in a wholly original direction and features a return engagement by the two friends from Yo! Yes? He

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Proving once again that Raschka dances to a different drummer, this engaging picture book bounds off in a wholly original direction and features a return engagement by the two friends from Yo!

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