We all know how important it is for children to learn self-acceptance. What we love about our new book is through Yelodoggie’s quest to find out why he’s yellow, a message of “we’re all different, and that’s ok” can be subtly sent to young readers. Plus, it’s just fun! Makes a great gift for the little ones in your life.
Why Am I…?
A Yelodoggie Book
by Ari Wulff
with Robert McCarty
Floyd is a happy dog with many friends. One day, though, someone asks Floyd why he is yellow . . . but Floyd had never thought about it! He doesn’t know the answer. After all, he isn’t a lemon. He isn’t a banana. He is a dog.
“Why am I yellow?” he wonders.
Soon Floyd goes on a quest to find the answer, and meets up with many of his friends and other animals along the way. Why Am I? is a great family conversation starter about accepting ourselves and others just as we are, and provides a soothing bedtime read with the kids. For ages 4 and up with an adult’s help, or 6 and up for beginning readers.
“Why Am I…? is a beautiful book to delight kids and adults alike with lively, attractive illustrations and a cleverly posed message about value and identity. Every page is frame-worthy.”—Bob Tarte, author of Enslaved By Ducks, Kitty Cornered, Fowl Weather, and Feather Brained
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-954039-14-8
About the Author and Illustrator
Ari Wulff is an author, artist, and animal advocate.
Wulff is the author of four books: Born Without a Tail, Circling the Waggins, How to Change the World in 30 Seconds, and Parade of Misfits.
They are also the coauthor of Finding Fido, and the illustrator for the children’s books Raffy Calfy’s Rescue, Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament, and Squirmy Hermie’s Heroics.
Wulff is the creator of the Yelodoggie character. Find Ari online at thewoof.wordpress.com.
About the Coauthor
Robert McCarty is the author of the Planet Of The Dogs series of children’s books: Planet Of The Dogs, Castle In The Mist, and Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale.
He is the founder of Barking Planet Productions and writes the Barking Planet Children’s Books blog at planetofthedogs.net.