Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs

by Linda Sue Park, Jennifer Black Reinhardt

In a funny and informative picture book, Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park and artist Jennifer Black Reinhardt roll out an entertaining survey of animals whose names are also verbs—in scenes where yaks yak, slugs slug slugs, rams ram, and kids kid.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544391017
  • ISBN-10: 0544391012
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 03/08/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 40

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  • About the Book
    At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures demonstrating homographs, words with different meanings that are spelled and pronounced the same. A chart listing the words, their meanings, and their history is included. Ideal for sharing, this book offers a sprightly and fanciful introduction to a fun form of wordplay.
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  • Reviews
    Amazon Best Children’s Books of the Year: NonFiction 

    Shelf Awareness Best of 2016 


    "Details such as hats and teacups carry through from picture to picture, and on each spread the animal’s behavior and interaction with other animals of its kind are spot-on...Children will recognize the behaviors from their fellow humans while learning new vocabulary in a memorable way." 

    Horn Book 


    * "Gleeful linguistic fun that kids will wolf down." 

    Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 


    * "Animal and word lovers alike will enjoy this clever take on homographs..." 

    School Library Journal, STARRED review 


    "Young readers will love this hilarious, informative book." 


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