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Children's Fiction School & Education

Are We There, Yeti?

with audio recording

illustrated by Ashlyn Anstee

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Initial publish date
Jul 2015
School & Education, Cars & Trucks, New Experience
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
Recommended Reading age
4 to 8
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2015
    List Price
    $10.99 USD
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2015
    List Price

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When Bigfoot is driving the bus, a field trip can feel legendarily long…but the best surprise of all is yeti to come!

When Yeti, the school bus driver, takes the class on a surprise trip, everyone wants to know: “Are we there, Yeti?”

And when they finally arrive, a new adventure is in store! Told with simple text and delightful illustrations, Ashlyn Anstee’s debut picture book presents a fun, new take on a timeless question.

About the author

Ashlyn Anstee grew up in Vancouver, studied in Toronto, and then settled in Los Angeles. A graduate of Sheridan College, she works as a story artist and animator in the animation industry. In her spare time, she makes short films and pats cats. She is the author/illustrator of Are We There, Yeti? and No, No, Gnome! To see more of her work, visit

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Editorial Reviews

“Speech bubbles and blocky cartoonlike illustrations done in gouache capture the rambunctious children. Yeti is a crudely drawn hero, sketched in off-white with big teeth and lots of personality. A romp.”


"A nifty take on the perennial question "Are we there, yet(i)?" and a prerequisite read-aloud before a first class field trip."

Kirkus Reviews

"Anstee’s drawings show a lot of promise: rendered in a sunny palette, her artwork, a mix of digital media and painting, has the breezy look of early 1960s animation. Anstee’s bucktoothed, oversize hero and round-headed, eager-eyed children have big hearts and high spirits, and she includes just enough goofy incidental details to invite young eyes to linger."

Publishers Weekly

"A handy title for those looking to feature gentler monsters in their storytimes."

School Library Journal

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