Search Results: "Marie-Louise Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH! by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined—and adorable—bunny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Roslyn Rutabaga wakes up one morning with a grand plan: She wants to dig the Biggest Hole on Earth. Read full book review >

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CARAMBA by Marie-Louise Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adults may wonder why the cat is named Caramba—there's seemingly no rhyme or reason—but kids won't care; they'll enjoy his flight of discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wry twist of the adage, "If pigs could fly" and the axiom, "Be true to yourself." Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PISTACHIO AND THE PEST by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"Long live Princess Pistachio. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Princess Pistachio Shoelace's summer vacation is not starting out on a high note. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PISTACHIO by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A playful and entertaining take on children's perennial questions surrounding ideas of personhood, family and community. (Early reader. 4-8)"
The arrival of a tiara in the mail is the tipping point in evidence for Pistachio Shoelace that she is really a princess—but no one seems to believe her. Read full book review >

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THE TRAVELING CIRCUS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A salutary, unusual look at part of the world rarely seen in North American children's literature, wrapped up in family fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A Canadian family's vacation in Croatia offers both typical road-trip zaniness and opportunities for deep reflection. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE CITY by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"An upbeat summer idyll likely to draw chuckles whether read alone or aloud. (Fiction. 10-12)"
After previous family vacations highlighted by encounters with alligators, revolutionaries and natural disasters (see Travels With My Family, 2006, for details) a "stay-cation" at home in Montreal sounds a trifle boring to Charlie. Read full book review >

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HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA by James Howe
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Howe's gentle text deftly mixes in some sight words alongside easily sounded-out vocabulary, all while telling a sweetly engaging story; Gay's energetic watercolors brim with personality and humor. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Houndsley loves to take his canoe out onto the lake, but Bert the goose, his usual paddling partner, must visit a sick aunt. Read full book review >

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ANY QUESTIONS? by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gay introduces young readers to her craft as an author and illustrator of children's books, simultaneously inviting their participation in creating the story. Read full book review >

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READ ME A STORY, STELLA by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A perfect summer's day bound in 32 pages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This daylong idyll depicts the sweetest of sibling relationships, with big sister Stella indulging and guiding little brother Sam in child-sized flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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CARAMBA AND HENRY by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A gem. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little brothers can be soooo bothersome. Read full book review >

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WHEN STELLA WAS VERY, VERY SMALL by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Stella is both wonderful and full of wonder—purely glorious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stella has always been a fountain of creative knowledge, offering her little brother Sam the benefits of her vivid imagination. Read full book review >

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SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frivolity for surface amusement with a touch of poignancy for pondering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nineteen short stories explore some enormously funny ideas. Read full book review >