Books by Yvette Ghione

TOSHI'S LITTLE TREASURES by Nadine Robert
by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Aki, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"May prompt some treasure-seeking on the parts of readers, as well. (Informational picture/puzzle book. 4-10)"
On a series of walks with his grandmother, Toshi collects small treasures. Read full book review >
WORMS by Bernard Friot
by Bernard Friot, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers may carefully pick through their lettuce from now on, just in case. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A French import about an impish boy and one very impulsive decision he makes to liven up his father's dinner party. Read full book review >
FRANCIS, THE LITTLE FOX by Katty Maurey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The tale has a random feel about it, but one might suppose that underpants of any gender are always amusing to the under-7 set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Translated from the French, this tale based on the app Renaud le petit renard perhaps loses something in print. Read full book review >
ANIMAL MASQUERADE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good choice for imaginative animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals everywhere, all in disguise! Read full book review >
HOCKEY OPPOSITES by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

Opposites collide on the hockey rink. Ghione's text allows the illustrations to tell the story of an animal hockey game in 11 two-page spreads, each of which contains a pair of opposites (the book's only words). Big bison faces off against small beaver, with a raccoon referee. One puck is knocked out by the goalie, while the one on the opposite page goes in for a score. At this development, one team's supporters react with smiles and the other's with frowns. At the end of the game, the team with the loss skates in an orderly, dejected line off the ice, while the team with the win waves sticks in the air and hoists the championship cup. Gürth's bright illustrations, created in Adobe Illustrator, employ a simple, childlike style, with thick, black outlines and solid colors within. Their simplicity and the clean compositions make this concept book appropriate for fairly young target audiences, and the array of familiar North American animals should be easily identified. The hockey theme fills a niche nicely, too. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >