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Yam: Bite-Size Chunks

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Top Shelf is proud to present an all new, "silent" all-ages graphic novel series! Yam and his fun-loving friends live on the remote tropical island of Leche de la Luna, and are always getting mixed up in surreal adventures. Whether it's encountering cupcakes that spring to life, befriending potted flowers, or exploring the mysterious ruins on the island, this small boy in ...more
Paperback, 87 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Top Shelf Productions (first published July 29th 2008)
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Eva Mitnick
Feb 24, 2009 Eva Mitnick rated it liked it
This graphic novel is made up of a series of completely wordless short episodes, most starring a cute, noseless, androgynous childlike creature named Yam, who is always dressed in what looks like a hooded and footed snowsuit. Yam, occasionally accompanied by its companion Marzipan Cat, has lots of mini-adventures. Yam makes friends with a cupcake, falls into a hole and sprouts as a flower, makes friends with a raincloud, grows a head full of flowers on a bald child, makes friends with flowers – ...more
Jan 04, 2009 Betsy rated it really liked it
One Sentence Review: Pretty much what you'd get if you combined Yo Gabba Gabba with alternate comic fare, which is to say it's kinda brilliant.
May 25, 2011 Yelena rated it it was ok
It's quite obvious that I am missing the brilliance of it all, judging by the rave reviews this comic received. I can see how children would be delighted by the whimsical illustrations, imaginative plot and the generally weird hilarity. However, I found the style of the drawings frenetic, impossible to follow, and headache-inducing. As much as I like odd, eccentric and absurd things, I found myself constantly bewildered and thinking "What is going on here???"
Nov 05, 2008 Kerry rated it really liked it
This is SSSSOOOOO CUTE!!! It's a wordless comic and it's meant for younger readers, but I recommend it to absolutely anyone. Yam is a little dude with a magical back pack that helps him fly and he meets a very unique cast of characters. The drawings are fantastic and our little hero is very expressive. Oh! And I can't forget his friends Gato and May!!
A collection of cute and somewhat surreal stories about a boy in a hood named Yam. Most, while amusing, fail to pack any sort of punch. The longer story, "toy with my dreams," is new to the collection and really stands out above the content of the rest of the book. The color insert section is nice, too.
Sarah Sammis
Nov 10, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
Recommended to Sarah by: My Son
Somewhere in the same group of wordless (or near wordless) comics as Lio, Copper, and Owly.
Sep 20, 2010 Anne rated it really liked it
Extremely cute and imaginative wordless comic. Includes an anthropomorphic television, jealous cat, and girl with dirt hair.
Dec 28, 2008 Snow rated it liked it
read for NoveList booklists
Oct 17, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-gn-manga, keep
So cute!
Esperanza Barba
Jun 09, 2013 Esperanza Barba rated it it was amazing
I know the person who made this book and he's a very talented artist if I do say so myself.
Dec 24, 2014 Elsa rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-gn
Very cute!
Jul 20, 2012 lesleymac rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphical
Almost intolerably cute.
Feb 27, 2009 Steven rated it really liked it
Cute wordless comics that follow a childlike logic.
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