Submitted by Mindy Baker
Not Yeti, written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Claire Keane, is a humorous picture book about Yeti. Yeti is not like other monsters. He does kind things like sing to whales, bake banana bread, make inspirational quotes, and compliment others (even the weeds). Because he is different, the other monsters do not treat him well. They do not invite Yeti to their party. But although Yeti is disappointed, he decides to have a party of his own. It is attended by the whales, turtles, and other creatures he has been kind to throughout the story. This book gently, but powerfully shows children a way to deal with situations in which they are excluded.
READ: Not Yeti by Kelly DiPucchio
How is Yeti different from the other monsters in the book?
How do the other monsters treat him?
Have you ever had this happen to you?
How did Yeti handle not being invited to the party?
Does this give you any ideas for how you could respond in a similar situation?
DO: Make a Yeti
You will need:
Optional: Make this craft into a magnet (Cut magnet squares from magnent tape with adhesive backing). Or punch a hole and loop a string to hang your Yeti somewhere where you will see him.
1. With scissors, cut the index cards into the shape of the Yeti.
2. Crumple the tissue paper and glue to the cards. (You may have to trim, tuck, and form it a little)
3. From cardstock, cut out the ears, bow tie, and face shape. Attach with glue.
4. Glue on the googly eyes.
5. Talk to your Yeti! Put him somewhere to remind you to be kind to others!