Ring! Yo?

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DK Ink, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
19 Reviews
In Chris Raschka's picture books, language is always important - and usually just the top layer of the story. Beneath what is said, other dramas are taking place. Such is the case with 'Ring! Yo?' For, until the end, when both friends are shown, young listeners will have the chance to fill in for themselves half of the phone conversation. Of course, the body language of the boy is eloquent. His friend is peeved, feels rejected. And so this afternoon he'll be playing with someone else. Children and inventive grown-ups will eagerly follow.

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Review: Ring! Yo? (Yo!)

User Review  - Shakeema Gabriel - Goodreads

I love how my teacher read this in class. This is a phone read aloud . At the end the children can talk about what they thought the conversation was about. They could make up their own version with a partner. Read full review

Review: Ring! Yo? (Yo!)

User Review  - Asalyn Holliday - Goodreads

This book is so fun to read! It would be great for teaching students about how inflection changes based on punctuation. It would also be great for leading into an activity using phones where students could work with a peer and practice listening and taking turns in a conversation. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an art teacher in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and a freelance artist, cartoonist, and editorial illustrator. He is an author and illustrator of children's books including Yo! Yes?, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, and Mysterious Thelonious. Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006 and A Ball for Daisy won the Caldecott Medal in 2012.

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