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Yak's Corner

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The humorous children’s stories in this collection were previously published by the Detroit Free Press’ Yak’s Corner, an 8-page print magazine written for

students ages 6-13. Sporadic B&W spot illustrations accompany each story. From the foreword: On behalf of Yak’s Corner, I would like to express thanks

to Artie Knapp for allowing us to publish five of his delightful animal tales in our magazine. Our ...

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Overview

The humorous children’s stories in this collection were previously published by the Detroit Free Press’ Yak’s Corner, an 8-page print magazine written for

students ages 6-13. Sporadic B&W spot illustrations accompany each story. From the foreword: On behalf of Yak’s Corner, I would like to express thanks

to Artie Knapp for allowing us to publish five of his delightful animal tales in our magazine. Our young readers benefited from his use of humor to gently

deliver messages about following your heart, respecting differences, pursuing your dream, conquering your fears, and being true to yourself. Newspapers in

Education Manager, Detroit Media Partnership, a Gannett Company

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The five stories that make up this chapter book come from Yaks Corner, a weekly news magazine located in Michigan. These animal tales are by a single author and according to the introduction "...young readers benefited from his use of humor to gently deliver messages about following your heart respecting differences, pursuing your dream, conquering your fears and being true to yourself." To illustrate, the first story entitled "The Rooster that Wouldn't Crow" is a bit strange in that the farmer actually talks to the rooster to find out why it is mooing. Toby a rooster was in love with Edna a cow. When he was sold to another farm he moo'd to let her know that he still cared. The farmer is really upset because he figures that people will not buy his eggs if they think he has a crazy rooster. Fortunately, his daughters come up with a solution that makes everyone happy and allows Toby to be true to himself and others to respect differences. The black and white illustrations are mildly amusing. One of the other stories is entitled "The Shell Shocked Turtle." Owen is afraid to come out of his shell until Roxie comes along and then it is love at first sight. He comes out of his shell and learns that being afraid is normal, but facing your fears makes you strong and helps you get through life. Some younger readers may find these stories appealing. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983135524
  • Publisher: MightyBook Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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