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published: March 2014
ISBN:9781894786393
publisher: Kids Can Press

Starring Me and You

illustrated by Genevieve Cote

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friendship, emotions & feelings
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: March 2014
ISBN:9781894786393
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

In this sweet picture book, two animal friends, a bunny and a pig, explore the world of their emotions as they attempt to put on a play together. Along the way, they must face a few challenges, such as when the bunny wants them to “be sunflowers and sing a duet,” while the pig would rather “be pirates on a shipwreck.” As they work their way to a successful collaboration, they take turns describing the different ways they act when they are shy, scared, eager, angry and sad. Each two-page spread features the bunny on the left page and the pig on the right, where their words play off each other in rhyme: “When I'm angry I grumble and pout,” says the bunny. “When I'M angry, I kick and SHOUT!” answers the pig. A different typeface for each of them further separates their points of view visually.

Award-winning author-illustrator Geneviève Côté relies on a simple palette of mostly shades of pink and white to keep the focus of each page clearly on the emotion being exuberantly expressed by the animals. This would make an excellent read-aloud for a discussion about feelings and the importance of respecting the feelings of others. The lively give-and-take of the two characters also makes this a wonderful role-playing tool, in which children could choose to take the part of one or the other of the animals. Two previous books, Me and You and Without You, feature the same two characters.

Contributor Notes

Geneviève Côté is a Montreal artist whose illustrations have graced the pages of publications such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her books have received three nominations for the Governor General's Award for Illustration, one of which went on to win, and she has also won the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.

Geneviève Côté is a Montreal artist whose illustrations have graced the pages of publications such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her books have received three nominations for the Governor General's Award for Illustration, one of which went on to win, and she has also won the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards, Ontario Arts Council
  • Winner, 2014 OLA Best Bet List for Children, OLA's Canadian Materials Committee
Editorial Reviews

Starring Me and You is an applause-worthy exploration of friendship and emotion. Here's hoping there's another encore for these two loveable characters.—Quill & Quire - Starred Review


This book is set up perfectly for choral reading, since bunny appears on the right side and piggy on the left. This would even be a good choice to be reenacted by classes since it presents a solid message about compromising.—Booklist


Third in a series, the book easily stands alone. Among all the picture-book friendship stories, this one stands out for the younger set.—Kirkus Reviews


This title will make a welcome and appropriate addition to any preschool collection.—School Library Journal

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