Noni Says No
Noni Says No
Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9781770492332, 24pp.
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Heather Hartt-Sussman's story, complemented by the playful illustrations of Genevieve Cote, is a comforting exploration of friendship and of the importance of trusting one's own judgment. Many children (as well as many adults) will root for Noni as she learns that you can stand up for yourself and still be a good friend.
GENEVIEVE COTE has illustrated a number of children s books, including The Lady of Shalott, by Tennyson, La petite rapporteuse de mots, by Danielle Simard, and her own What Elephant? and With you always, Little Monday. Her editorial art has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal" and "l Actualite," among others. She graduated from Concordia University in 1987, and she was president of Quebec s Association des Illustrateurs from 1993-1995. Cote has won several honors, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Governor General s Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec."
Praise for Noni Says No, illustrated by Geneviève Côté:
“This book could generate good discussion about standing up for one’s self and handling difficult relationships, including ways to establish and maintain friendships when everyone involved has a chance to react honestly and without fear.”
—School Library Journal
“…Here is a fine book that explores early friendships from a new angle…. Young readers trying to figure out the challenges of friendship and teachers trying to shore up the timid will find a new friend in Noni. Gentle, like Noni herself.”