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No No Yes Yes (Leslie Patricelli board books) Board book – February 26, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Leslie Patricelli board books
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Brdbk edition (February 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763632449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763632441
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

"A witty read, full of depth and charm." Junior on Yummy Yucky" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of five other popular board books for toddlers, as well as the picture book THE BIRTHDAY BOX. She lives in Seattle.

More About the Author

"My Grandma was a pastel artist and, for as long as I can remember, an artist is what I wanted to be too," says children's author and illustrator Leslie Patricelli. "My hobby as a kid was drawing cartoons and writing stories, and I started to consider a career in art in seventh grade. When the multiple choice career test I took resulted in a recommendation that I pursue a career in forestry, I went back and changed all my answers, so that it recommended instead that I pursue graphic design, which was the closest thing to children's book writer or cartoonist on the list."

Today, Leslie Patricelli's legions of fans are evidence that career tests are not always reliable. Her colorful trio of board books about opposites -- YUMMY YUCKY, BIG LITTLE, and QUIET LOUD -- follows a diapered protagonist as he discovers some curious contradictions, such as "ladies are big" while "ladybugs are little." Her inspiration for the series came from her son Beck who, at one year old, "was constantly putting everything into his mouth." Says the author, "I found myself saying 'Yummy!' and 'Yucky!' all the time. I began to draw a baby dramatically expressing his taste or distaste for the things he was eating. The idea of YUMMY YUCKY was born!"

Her other toddler books in the series, BINKY, BLANKIE, NO NO YES YES, BABY HAPPY BABY SAD, and her latest books -- TUBBY AND POTTY, were also based on her parenting experiences. "I am inspired by how passionate toddlers are," she says. "I love the way they are so extremely focused on things, and display such intense emotions. It is easy to see what they care about the most."

Leslie Patricelli's beloved baby character graduated to star in his first full-length picture book, THE BIRTHDAY BOX. She notes "I've watched my kids transform boxes into cars, boats, spaceships, hospital beds, dog carriers, snake houses, bass drums, forts, airplanes, sleds, and of course, robots. It's very exciting when a new box comes into our home."

Her book HIGHER! HIGHER! was selected as a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor Book. "I credit my daughter, Tia, for writing this book for me," says Leslie. "I was pushing her on the swing at the park when she was two, she started shouting, 'Higher! Higher!' I noticed how the other kids were saying the same thing. We started pretending that with every push I was sending her higher into the sky until she was in space. I went home with the book almost fully formed in my head."

About her latest series, which includes, THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE RAINY DAY. and THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE MIDNIGHT MONSTER PARTY, Patricelli says, "Although the puppies' individual personalities are based on the personalities of my own kids, the stories for these books were inspired by incidences from my own childhood. When I was four, my friend and I decided to create an ocean in her bedroom by dumping buckets of water on the floor, just like the puppies do in THE PATTERSON PUPPIES AND THE RAINY DAY. I will never forget the feeling of being caught by our parents and torn from our imaginary world to realize that we had done something very wrong! Their was no doubt in my mind that we would succeed at making an ocean. I love how a child's imagination can carry them right out of their present situation into an imaginary world that is so real to them. This is the feeling I tried to capture in the Patterson Puppies books.

"My favorite part of writing books is the moment when a new idea comes into my head," says Leslie. "If I give it my attention, a book will start forming in my mind. At this moment, I most certainly have a smile on my face."

Leslie Patricelli lives in the mountain town of Ketchum Idaho with her husband, Jason, her son, Beck, her daughters, Tia and Tatum, two cats, Oreo and Elvin, two rabbits, Olivia and Chewy and a fluctuating population of guppies. Her husband is a drummer, music engineer, ski instructor, and her on-request editor. Her kids have become her editors, whether she requests it or not!

Customer Reviews

The pictures are bright and colorful and, as always, very funny and charming.
Kind Bean
What a wonderful thing - for a young child to think, "Hey, I can read! I can read this all by myself!"
Great Kid Books
The baby that appears on every page has a big happy face, a single curl and wears only a diaper.
Julie Neal

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A. Jordan on July 18, 2011
Format: Board book
I started noticing that the baby gives BIG open-mouthed smiles while doing the naughty activities, and a smaller, closed mouth smile while doing the approved activities. So, like the dork that I am, I counted up the big, wide open-mouthed smiles: 9 of them for no-nos and only 2 for yes-yeses (both of them on the last page titled "more yes yes things.") I can't say for certain, but I THINK that sends a sort of confusing message: don't do the no-nos, even though they're WAY FUN.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Julie Neal TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 17, 2008
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All of Leslie Patricelli's board books are primers on how to behave. Call them required reading for "Toddler 101." No No Yes Yes is no exception.

The baby that appears on every page has a big happy face, a single curl and wears only a diaper. It doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl. On each page the baby is doing an activity. On the left side it's a No, No activity like eating dog food or putting toys in the toilet, on the right side it's a corresponding Yes, Yes activity like eating a banana or using the potty for its intended use. It's a very clear message to young kids on what to do and what not to do.

Kids and parents alike will enjoy the humor. The cat's face and RROWR above its head when baby pulls its tail are perfect. On the page where baby marks on the walls, notice the sleeping dog also has purple and red marks on his fur, and baby's belly has a purple mark, too.

With painted acrylic artwork, bold black outlines and colorful backgrounds, the simple presentation is perfect for its audience.

The other board books in the Patricelli canon are Baby Happy Baby Sad, Big Little, Binky, Blankie, Dummy, Quiet Loud and Yummy Yucky.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Dyro on March 19, 2008
Format: Board book
My 14 month old loves this book. She does all of the things the baby in the book does (minus the scissors, but she would of she could). She looks at the pictures on the no no and then the yes yes page with a very studious expression. I can only imagine what she is thinking!
The illustrations are great for pointing, labeling, and discussing.
The book is obviously geared towards toddlers, but its simplicity lends itself well to teaching preschool children, especially children with special needs, social expectations.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anitra Smith on May 23, 2011
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We've been "reading" this book with our daughter since she was probably 8 months old (she is now 2 1/2). Each set of facing pages has a "No No" activity and a "Yes Yes" activity. We have always talked about what the baby is doing; as our daughter has matured, we also talk about _why_ things are "no no" or "yes yes" - and what happens if she does a "no no" (pulling the cat's tail, cutting hair with scissors, drawing on the wall, etc.)

Much like Curious George, this book CAN give your child new ideas for how to misbehave. BUT it can also be a great tool to help curb destructive behavior before it starts.

We love the simplicity of the book. It's easy for even a pre-verbal child to understand.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Baek on January 12, 2009
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This is just a fantastic book to teach toddlers good and bad behaviors. My daughter gets in trouble for the same misbehavings. Every night when I read to her this book I just point the picture to her and ask her if it's a "no, no" or "yes, yes". She knows the answer by looking at the pictures. I ask her if it's something that she does as well; she nods and buries her face in her hands which is just so cute. Through repeatedly reading the book I think she is beginning to realize the "no, no". The other day as she was taking a bath, I caught her taking a toy cup filled with water and pour it on to the bathroom floor; our eyes met and she innocently said, "no, no?"
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By jknc on February 8, 2013
Format: Board book
I hate this book. A relative bought it for my son and I think she must hate me to be giving my kid these ideas. I have several other books by this same author that are pretty cute, but I have never and would never let my kid read this book.

I would prefer not to give my two year old ideas of things to do to ruin our house. Here are the no-nos pictured in the book: a kid pouring his bowl of food on his head, drawing on the walls and the dog, picking his nose, eating the dog food, throwing his toys and the toilet paper roll in the toilet, hitting another kid over the head with a hammer, pulling the cat's tail, cutting his own hair with scissors, running away from his daddy, ripping up a book, and pouring water out of the bathtub.

Maybe I'm strange, but I can't imagine a mom wanting her kid to see a picture of a child with a huge smile as he hits another kid over the head with a hammer. Sure, the book is cute and funny, and I'm sure toddlers think it's funny, which makes it even worse. I will never let my kid see this book, and I would highly recommend that other parents don't buy it for their kids either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J and H on November 27, 2011
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my child loves to read books to me. This is one of the few books he will read to me and understands what is a no no and what is a yes yes. I love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ahgoo Review on April 25, 2011
Format: Board book
Ahgoo Review absolutely adores this book. It is the perfect learning tool for children on the first rights and wrongs of their lives.

The book shows children how to eat their food properly, how not to eat dog food and how to be nice to their pets. There are many more lessons to be learned and they are taught in a very fun way.

After seeing several one year olds react to this book with big smiles on their faces Ahgoo has to give it a high rating.

This book is recommended for children ages 1 to 3.

The Ahgoo Review rating is 5 out of 5.

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