“I Do Not Like Yolanda is an amazing children’s book that allows kids to see that you need to give people a try and get to know them. Sometimes our perceptions are not correct. A must read!” – Momma Braga
Bianca likes stamps and writing letters and going to the post office. . . she does not like Yolanda, who works there. A relatable story about facing your fears and giving people a second chance for fans of Miss Nelson Is Missing and My Teacher is a Monster.
When Bianca gets stuck in Yolanda’s line at the post office, she expects the worst: scowls, claws, teeth . . .
This is what she gets for having a five-letter day.
She might not survive . . .
Or will Yolanda surprise her?
This hilarious story explores fear and kindness, in that order, when Bianca decides to overcome her terror and ask Yolanda very nicely how her weekend was… and learns that Yolanda is not scary, she’s a delight! A truly lovely book about questioning your assumptions and reaching out to another person, no matter how scary they might be.
I Do Not Like Yolanda is an amazing children’s story with a beautiful message. It allows kids to see that you need to give people a try and get to know them. Sometimes our perceptions are not correct and the most amazing friendships can be developed with those we thought would be impossible to like. 😉
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 10 stars out of 5! A creative story line with captivating illustrations will have your little one intrigued. The description of Yolanda by Bianca is witty, clever and full of imagination. It makes the story that more exciting to read. We love the added details of the letters that were included on the inside cover of the book. They were a beautifully added touch to the book!
“I loved this book. We need to get to know people first and give them a chance. I love how Bianca likes to write letters and mail them. I think I want to start doing that.” – Nikki, Age 6
This book is recommended for children ages three to seven years of age. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, click here.
About the Author
As a child Zoey Abbott was afraid of many things, including her neighbourhood postal worker. Luckily, though, as she grew up she found her own way to confront and dispel these fears, namely through connecting with others. She thinks Yolanda is very nice, actually! Zoey is the illustrator of Over the Moon by James Proimos and Finn’s Feather by Rachel Noble. This is Zoey’s first authored book.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.