Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost ... and its name is Fluffy. Unfortunately, Fluffy doesn't fetch, sit or go for walks. But he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. Will Bob find a way to tame his unruly and very hungry ghost? Will Fluffy realize that eating Bob wasn't a very nice thing to do? All ends well in this sweet and silly look at appreciating what you have. And everyone will want a ghost for their birthday after reading this book.
Author and illustrator Geneviève Côté has won many awards and honors, including the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award. Her art has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and L'actualite, as well as in a number of children's books, including Ella May and the Wishing Stone, Noni Says No and Noni Is Nervous. Geneviève lives in Montreal, Quebec. Visit her at her website: www.genevievecoteillustration.com.
PRAISE FOR Geneviève Côté:
"In Côté's charmingly loose crayon-and-watercolor illustrations, Noni's anxiety shows in her pink-cheeked face as she thinks about everything that could go wrong." - The New York Times (Noni Is Nervous)
"Côté's gentle watercolors capture Noni's emotional experience.... Softly lavender, monochrome illustrations depict Noni's previous reasons for being nervous, all made right in her mother's arms.... A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter." - Kirkus Reviews (Noni Is Nervous)
"The text is clarity itself, while Coté's rough, splotchy watercolors elicit plenty of emotion from a minimum of strokes. For fearful first-timers, this strikes just the right note of reassurance." - Booklist (Noni Is Nervous)
"Côté's . . . illustrations drive the story along with light and expressive outlines and wash effects... children won't have any difficulty following the action, and they'll recognize Ella's conflicting impulses." - Publishers Weekly (Ella May and the Wishing Stone)
"The banter of the first-person dialogue is childlike and exuberant and will have kids smiling while subtly reinforcing individuality. Simply charming." - Starred review, Kirkus Reviews (Me and You)
"Text and illustrations effectively collaborate to create a cozy, cheerful book. A welcome addition with broad appeal." - School Library Journal (Me and You)
"This gentle title will show youngsters the value and rewards of friendship." - School Library Journal (Without You)