The title tells you everything you need to know. This is indeed a picture book about animal word pairs, and a pair of yaks yakking fills the first double page spread. Jennifer Black Reinhardt‘s clever illustrations show the yaks having tea, and a clever frame defines to yak = to talk. Each page spread is its own little narrative, and the fun is in the word play and the animal actions.
It reminds me of that old preschool song, Animal Action, except in picture book form. And it’s fun to act like the animals while you read. An added bonus is Linda Sue Park‘s extensive backmatter, which defines homographs, and lists the etymology of each animal name and each corresponding action.