The Littlest Yak

Lu Fraser, illustrated by Kate Hindley

Winner of the 2021 Oscar’s Book Prize, The Littlest Yak tells the delightful story of Gertie who doesn’t want to be the littlest – she wants to be big like the others. When the other Yaks call upon her to do something only she can do, Gertie finally understands that she is fine just as she is.

There is a strong message here for young children told through humorous rhyming narrative with rhythms and patterns that children will enjoy copying. The charm of the book is supported further by the delightful illustrations which make Gertie so endearing and whose snowy colours remind us all of the fun of a real winter.

Published by Simon and Schuster Children’s Books UK

Reviewed by Justine Daniels