This Book Brought to You by the Letter Y! No Yeti Yet! by Mary Ann Fraser
"IT'S A PERFECT DAY FOR A YETI HUNT!
Forget going on a bear hunt! Big brother is looking for really big game. Little brother is not so sure. He asks the salient question:
"WHY WOULD WE WANT TO FIND A YETI?"
Big Brother says he wants to take a photo, and suited up for snow, with his camera in his pocket, he forges on ahead through the drifts, little brother trailing in his footsteps.
"HOW WILL WE KNOW WHEN WE SEE ONE?
Big brother has done his research, and he says yetis are big and very strong, shaggy and white, like the pine trees in the woods, and smells like wet wool. They have huge feet and run fast through snow. Big brother leads them through the snowy woods, but little brother is still not fully on board with the quest. He looks around a bit fearfully. Every snowy tree looks like a yeti to him.
"DO YOU SEE A YETI?"
"NO YETI YET."
The brothers trudge up a hill and have a glorious slide down the other side. Little brother inquires where yetis live and gets a reply that doesn't reassure him at all.
"IN A DEEP, DARK CAVE."
And after many laconic answers of "Yup," "Nope," and "No Yeti yet," they find a cave. Big brother leads the way inside, following some humongous tracks.
It's a yeti sighting for sure, right behind them. Big brother's camera flashes and drops to the floor of the cave and the brothers run for home without a backward look.
Safe behind their locked door, the two boys see a surprisingly friendly face at their window--their yeti, smiling and holding up their dropped camera.
Do yetis like hot cocoa? Yup, this one does, and it's an occasion for a yeti selfie, in Mary Ann Fraser's No Yeti Yet (Peter Pauper Press, 2015).
Among the plethora of yeti tales this winter, this one stands out for its sly use of suspense and spare dialog between the two brothers as they stalk the wily yeti through the wintry scene. Fraser's illustrations provide the comic counterpoint to the deadpan serious hunters, with her jolly yeti, planted, semi-concealed in every page, to the delight of story circle kids. Readers will be chiming in on the refrain, "No Yeti Yet!" while spotting the not-a-bit-scary yeti who wryly stalks his stalkers, even building his own not-so-abominable snowman in the background. "Light, wintry fun for the cryptozoologically inclined," says Publishers Weekly.