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Children's Fiction Polar Regions


illustrated by Yayo

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Polar Regions, Native Canadian, Fantasy & Magic
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


In the far, far north, Pikiq finds paint, paintbrushes and a book with pictures of tropical animals and faraway places, abandoned in the deep snow. Inspired, he draws fantastic creatures everywhere, and color bursts onto the white landscape.

About the author

Yayo es un galardonado artista e ilustrador de libros para niños. Ha sido finalista dos veces del prestigioso premio del Gobernador General de Canadá y ha recibido, entre otros premios, el Christie's Book Award, y el Charles Biddle Award por su contribución excepcional a la vida cultural de Quebec. Originario de Colombia, Yayo vive en Montreal, Quebec.


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Editorial Reviews

"Pikiq's lively enthusiasm also captures the joy of color, artwork, and imagination. Colombian artist-illustrator Yayo takes readers on a vivid journey as he playfully depicts fantastic creatures with explosive hues. His boldly colored acrylic paintings create a fanciful atmosphere superimposed on the bleak, snowy north."


"Yayo's simple story, stunning use of color, and magical-realism sensibility take young readers on a fanciful adventure that ends with a sweet little twist…The book's subtle message makes it a great vehicle to help children explore their own creativity."

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