IT IS OK
IT IS OK
This is a story about two friends, a goat and a rabbit. They become friends when they realize they share the same hobby. But they are also different: Goat thinks Rabbit puts too much sugar in his coffee, and Rabbit realizes Goat takes it very hard when they miss the train. But they still get along very well, because they are willing to find a way that works for both of them.
Being friends can sometimes seem easy, but is it really so? How do you react when your friend wants something different? This is a quiet, clever picture book about being different but still friends. Sometimes we have to focus on what we have in common rather than what sets us apart.
In 2021, the artwork for IT IS OK has been selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, and highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize.
Ye Guo is a Chinese illustrator, currently based in the UK. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a major in children’s books. Ye Guo always gravitates towards mixed media techniques, including monoprint, collage, pencil, color pencil, gouache, and crayon. Her inspiration is from everyday life – to observe small emotions from her daily life, sketch them and make them into stories.