The Thing About Yetis – Perfect Picture Book Friday

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yewtTitle: The Thing About Yetis

Author & Illustrator: Vin Vogel

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015

Themes: winter, yetis, summer

Ages: 3-5


The thing about yetis is that yetis love winter


Everyone knows yetis love winter. They love snowball fights and hot chocolate and sledding. But even yetis get the shivers, and even yetis get crabby from all the cold. So here’s a secret about yetis: sometimes they miss summer. They love looking for sea creatures, sliding down watersides on their bellies, building sand castles, and pretending to be Godzilla. Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days.


Why I like this book:

Yeti, is a fuzzy and sweet big critter whose story is perfect for summer and winter. Preschoolers will love this humor whatever the season. Bold bright, colorful with a completely goofy and even poofy yeti.


  • Build snow yetis in the winter. And paint beach yetis in the summer.
  • Check out an interview with the author/illustrator here.
  • Pair with No Yeti Yet.

Each week a group of bloggers reviews picture books we feel would make great educational reads. To help teachers, caregivers and parents, we have included resources and/or activities with each of our reviews. A complete list of the thousands of books we have reviewed can be found sorted alphabetically and by topics, here on Susanna Leonard Hill’s website.

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16 Responses to The Thing About Yetis – Perfect Picture Book Friday

  1. Cute story for one possible last blast of snow this weekend. I’ll have to check this out. I love the adorable illustrations.

  2. Andrea Mack says:

    I’m sure my kindergarten students would like this one. It looks so cute!

  3. What an adorable Yeti! I’ve never seen one so cute I want to hug it. I’ll have to check out this book!

  4. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    Awww, makes me want to reach out and give a shivering Yeti a hug and a little ray of sunshine. 😀 But will I have to go on a Yeti hunt first?

  5. So cute! I’ve discovered two yeti picture books this year, which is impressive considering I have never ever discovered a yeti picture book in my life. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  6. WHAT? I never knew that about yetis! Looking forward to reading this!

  7. Alexandra says:

    What a darling book! Oh gosh and perfect for us here with the snow here in Colorado. I love it and look forward to adding it to my collection of children’s book to inspire me on my illustration journey. 🙂

  8. Keila Dawson says:

    So many Yeti books! Haven’t seen this one, adorable concept. Love the cover.

  9. What a wonderful book – and (it turns out) perfect for this snowy first day of spring.

  10. That is the cutest yeti I have ever seen! I must get this book! So glad my public library has it. Thanks for the review.

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