Gertie is the littlest yak, feeling stuck in her smallness. She wants to grow UP with the hugest of hooves and humongous horns! Because there isn’t anything a BIG yak can’t do. So Gertie devises a growing-up plan. She eats her veggies, exercises every day, and reads lots of books. Still, she isn’t any bigger.
But when the other yaks come calling for Gertie to help them with a daring and dangerous task, could it be because it’s something only a small yak can do? Lu Fraser’s rollicking rhyming picture book, accented by bestselling illustrator Kate Hindley artwork of a cozy wintery landscape packed with adorable yaks in woolly hats and coats, is a heartwarming and relatable story of individuality, self-esteem, and the joys of being young and small.
"The jolly, fast-paced, rhyming verse propels readers through diminutive Gertie’s harrowing, wind-swept rescue mission and matches the upbeat mood of her quest for 'bigness.' A pleasing palette of silvers, grays, and blues with red and yellow accents accentuates the bleak, snowy mountaintop venue, while whimsical scenes of hairy, wide-eyed, comical yaks of assorted shapes and sizes sporting amusing cold-weather headgear will trigger chuckles and reinforce the message of individuality." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2021|
|Publisher||Peachtree Publishing Company|