for Yes by Jez Alborough
From The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
When it is “bath time,” Bobo enthusiastically says “Yes,” but when it is bedtime, Bobo responds with an emphatic “No.” But after two friends, crocodile and elephant, splash and play with Bobo, he is soon yawning and is carried sleeping to his bed. The minimal text appears on selected pages in bubbles. The story is carried by the large double-spread illustrations ren dered in gouache on board, which highlight the actions and facial expres sions of the characters. This familiar bedtime routine is played out against the blues, yellows, and greens of a river scene with trees and mountains in the background. hc
Originally published by Walker Books Great Britain, in 2006.
From the Publisher
Bobo's mother has no trouble getting her little chimp to take a bath. "Yes!" he shouts. But when it's bedtime for Bobo, he responds with a definite "No." In this tale of two words, it takes some patient animal friends and plenty of splashing to alter one contrary little chimp's attitude. By popular demand, Jez Alborough brings back the beloved Bobo in a charming bedtime story for every preschooler who loves chimps -- and every parent who could use a welcome break from "No!"