Book Review: Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear

A Unique Short Story Set-Up: One of many great animal picturebooks about friendship, Maclear’s Yak and Dove does not disappoint. Told in three different short stories, children fight and love along with Yak and Dove.  Similarly to Shireen’s, Yeti and the Bird, Yak and Dove are unlikely friends.  They must learn to embrace their seemingly large differences in the most endearing way. Laugh out loud worthy, Yak and Dove begin their story by contemplating what it would be like if they were twins.  Concluding in an obvious fight of opposites, their feud carries over to a second story. Above all, Yak wants a new friend who above all values fine music and furriness.  Does he have that respectful relationship with Dove?  Realistically, Yak must learn to appreciate the friend he already has. True to Maclear’s Beautiful Style: By the end, the plot takes a calmer change of pace.  Yak and…

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