Joey and Jet

Book 1 of Their Adventures

Joey and Jet

Illustrated by: James Yang
For Ages: 2 - 5
  • 2
Joey has a dog.

And a ball.

And a great throwing arm.

Jet has Joey.

And a job to do.

And do.

And do.

And do.

They make a fine pair.

If you were Joey's ball -- the one with

the blue stripe -- you would keep moving

among the birds

through the trees

on the water

down the hill

up the hill

across the street

between the tables

over the roofs

into a hole

and out of a hole

along with Jet, Joey's dog.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442459304 | 
  • February 2012 | 
  • Grades P - K
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About the Author

James Yang
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James Yang

James Yang's prize-winning work has appeared in many magazines, including Graphis, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated, as well as in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

When Joey and Jet, his first book for children, was published in 2004, Publishers Weekly praised it as "visually enticing." The Horn Book described it as "a minimal-vocabulary depiction of boy and dog [which] quickly segues into a lively tour of prepositions...a comical and satisfying story." Booklist called it a "clever, energetic romp." Kirkus Reviews declared it "an excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters." And School Library Journal said "libraries will want to fetch copies for themselves."

The designer of "Clockman," a sculpture on display at the National Museum of American History, Mr. Yang and his wife live in New York City.