Enough Is Enough! The Thing about Yetis by Vin Vogel
THE THING ABOUT YETIS IS THAT YETIS LOVE WINTER.
Well, of course. Any creature known alternatively as "the Abominable Snowman" should love winter. Snow is their reality, right?
Little Yeti is all about winter wonderlands. In his red knitted cap with pompoms and his cuddly plush Yeti doll in blue earmuffs, he's ready to chill out in the wintry blast.
He loves waking up to hushed snowbound mornings. He knows how to build a mean snow fort, and he's keen on belly-flopping across the ice.
YETIS MAKE THE BEST SNOWBALLS ON THE PLANET!
He also loves slurping hot chocolate with marshmallows like snowballs on top.
But... Just think what it's like to have wet fur whenever you come inside for that cocoa. You haven't seen frizz until you see Yeti fur frizz! POOFY!
And being cold can just get OLD!
YETIS CAN GET DOWNRIGHT CRABBY!
Yep. Yetis get seasonal affective disorder, too.
Who wouldn't when there's nothing in the landscape but snow? Yetis get really, really cold, and even they dream of warm days, too. They get nostalgic about crickets chirping through long summer nights. They remember bird songs, and the sound of waves breaking on the warm sand. Little Yeti yearns to do his belly-flopping on the summer Slip-'n'-Slide.
So what's the cure for Yeti S.A.D.-ness?
Go south Young Yeti, and that's just what Vin Vogel's little character does in his The Thing About Yetis (Dial Press, 2015). Vogel's lovably plump little guy takes a break from the snow for a bit of time in a sunny clime in a jolly wintry story that admits the downside of the snowtime blues. As Publishers Weekly puts it, "Vogel narrates with gentle humor as his yetis—and the human kids they play with—remind readers that there’s plenty of fun to be had in every season."