Yes! Cheeky racoon smells delicious pie. No! The pie is out of reach . . .
Follow the amusing adventures of an enterprising racoon as he engages in a rollercoaster struggle against some ridiculous odds. Does he win the pie?
This interactive and multi-layered tale will have you guessing, giggling and ultimately clamouring for re-reads. An entertaining introduction to concepts such as manners, persistence, inventiveness and friendship.
Kellie Byrnes is a children’s author, presenter, mentor, book reviewer, kidlit blogger, and full-time freelance writer with a BA degree in Literature. Her love of books, stories, writing, and creativity started from an early age. As an emerging Australian author, Kellie was chosen as an Artist in Residence at The Crows Nest, Queensland, thanks to the Sunshine Coast Council. She was a mentee in the 2018 Writing with the Stars US picture-book mentorship program and in the inaugural US FicFest writing mentorship program. Plus, she has been a judge for two years in a row for the Pitch It writer's competition run by Just Write for Kids Australia, and she reviews and blogs about kidlit monthly. Kellie also mentors and provides critiques and marketing services for new authors. Kellie has presented at numerous literary events and bookshops, schools, and early learning centres, and enjoys encouraging children and adults to be creative and to develop their strengths as writers. She is a member of multiple writing groups and an active part of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Kellie also has experience working in the publishing industry in Australia, in both editorial and sales roles (for Pan Macmillan Australia and Hardie Grant Gift). Plus, she has worked in multiple bookshops during her career. Kellie's first picture book, Cloud Conductor, (Wombat Books), came out in 2018. Since then, she has written several more books – and has some new ones coming soon! – including Yes! No (Little Pink Dog Books), Evie Is All Ears (Little Pink Dog Books), and How Do You Love?: The Five Ways We Show We Care (Feiwel & Friends, Macmillan US).
Gabriella Petruso lives in the north of England with her pet dog, Rufus, and his pet hamster, Norman. She is currently a doctor by day and an award-winning illustrator by every other waking hour. She uses ink to bring her whimsical characters to life and spends a lot of time at her local zoo seeking her next muse – the hairier the better! Gabriella is entirely self-taught. Yes! No. is Gabriella’s first children’s picture book. She hopes to help inspire a love of art and stories in a new generation of children and grown-ups.