Search Results: "Geneviève Côté"


BOOK REVIEW

STARRING ME AND YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Third in a series, the book easily stands alone. Among all the picture-book friendship stories, this one stands out for the younger set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The two animal friends, a pig and a bunny, from Me and You and Without You (2009, 2011) are back in a return engagement as they attempt to put on a play, but will their emotions get in the way? Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S CASTLE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Much lightened by its upbeat resolution, a cautionary but not strident discussion starter about responsible resource allocation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this companion to the similarly eco-themed Mr. King's Things (2012), a lion-turned-real estate developer recklessly undermines his own foundations. Read full book review >

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WITH YOU ALWAYS, LITTLE MONDAY by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweetly sentimental. (author note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Throughout the world, there exist many legends to account for the appearance of the Rabbit in the Moon (a counterpart of the Man in the Moon). Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"These friendship tales are totally in tune with preschool anxiety and fears; Côté brings another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Friends Piggy and Bunny return in the fourth of this charming series, and in this episode, they experience their first campout—that is, if they can dispel their fears first. Read full book review >

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HEY LITTLE BABY! by Heather Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lovely choice for new babies and their parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
With a melodic and motherly voice, this gentle and captivating picture book welcomes a little baby into the world. Read full book review >

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FLARE by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweetly fantastic addition to the early-reader shelf. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A little phoenix gets in touch with his feelings. Read full book review >

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MINN AND JAKE by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Côté's black-and-white sketches add a nice touch, but do little to flesh out what is essentially a very slight work. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Tall Minn and small Jake are the Mutt and Jeff of fifth grade. Read full book review >

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MINN AND JAKE’S ALMOST TERRIBLE SUMMER by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"Good fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This summer Jake has opted to go with his mother and little brother to visit his Korean grandmother in his old neighborhood in Los Angeles, thus exempting himself from tightly scheduled camps and lessons. Read full book review >

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NONI IS NERVOUS by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
From the creators of Noni Says No (2011) comes a book about getting through the first day of school and facing one's fears. Read full book review >

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THE LADY OF SHALOTT by Alfred Lord Tennyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Includes long notes on poem and illustrator. (Poetry. 10-15)"
Côté's illustrations catch the haunting tone of Tennyson's Arthurian lyric, while adding several original touches. Read full book review >

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WHAT ELEPHANT? by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children not yet up to thinking in metaphors may need some explanation, but the theme is certainly worth exploring, as there are always 'elephants' around. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Côté turns the common expression about "ignoring the elephant in the room" into an "Emperor's New Clothes" sort of tale. Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >