Author(s): Kyo Maclear; Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator)
Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. One day, they come to the conclusion that maybe they aren't meant to be friends. This charming picture book whimsically captures the highs and lows of friendship through the three interconnected tales of two very different friends. Full color.
KYO MACLEAR is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her most recent picture books for children include The Liszts, The Wish Tree, The Good Little Book (which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award) and Julia, Child. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her follow-up novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. Kyo's newest book for adults, Birds Art Life: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant, will be published in January 2017. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children. ESME SHAPIRO is the author and illustrator of Ooko, her picture book debut and a finalist for the prestigious Governor General's Award. She grew up in Laurel Canyon, California and Ontario, Canada. Currently she and her dog, Chebini Brown, split their time between Brooklyn and New York's Hudson Valley. A graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, Esme is a past recipient of both the Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship and The SILA West 53 Gold Award-Phillip Hayes Scholarship. She has exhibited at The Society of Illustrators and her work has been featured in Taproot and Plansponsor magazines. This is her second picture book. Connect with her online at esmeshapiro.net, on twitter and Instagram @esmeshapiro.