ME AND YOU by Geneviève Côté
Kirkus Star

ME AND YOU

From the "Piggy and Bunny" series
Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Not to be confused with another, equally pleasing 2009 book of the same name, by Janet A. Holmes and illustrated by Judith Rossell, this tale of two friends goes ear-to-ear and tail-to-tail between a rabbit and a pig. Standing side by side, each animal is painting a picture and turns to the other, saying: “I wish I were just like you. / My tail would be as curly as a lemon twist. / My tail would be as fluffy as cotton candy.” Each spread depicts the silly trade-offs, with the speaker indicated by distinct shifts in typeface, until a mud puddle makes them realize that they really like their differences, which make them even better friends. The spare text is complemented by nuanced, mixed-media illustrations in a soft palette set against a white backdrop, while the loose, energetic lines enact the antics. The banter of the first-person dialogue is childlike and exuberant and will have kids smiling while subtly reinforcing individuality. Simply charming. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55453-446-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kids Can
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2009




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