I Yam a Donkey! (Hardcover)
Clarion Books, 9780544087200, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
About the Author
Cece Bell has written and illustrated many books for children, among them the beloved Sock Monkey books, the Geisel Award-winning Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover, and the Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel El Deafo. She and her husband, author Tom Angleberger, have also collaborated on the picture book Crankee Doodle and the Inspector Flytrap chapter book series. She lives in Virginia with her family.
Praise For I Yam a Donkey!…
—Horn Book Magazine, starred review
* "In a linguistic landscape where literally can mean figuratively and flammable and inflammable are interchangeable, Bell’s story celebrates the idea that language changes, and pedants who can’t adapt will be left in the dust (or in a donkey’s belly)."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This irreverent, animated outing fairly begs to be read aloud, and children will demand repeat readings."
"A hilarious battle of wits between cleverly anthropomorphized cartoon figures...Grab a teaching partner or fellow librarian for a crowd-pleasing dual read."