Goodnight, You (Piggy and Bunny) (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771380508, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
With Bunny on the left-facing page of every spread and Piggy on the right, the two create a rhythmic back-and-forth that is soothing yet fun. What Piggy and Bunny learn together is that everyone gets frightened sometimes, and having a good friend nearby is the perfect antidote. Children will appreciate that neither of them makes fun of the other's fears, and instead they find ways to comfort and reassure each other. With soft, gentle artwork and deceptively simple text, award-winning author-illustrator Geneviève Côtè has crafted a beautiful picture book that will be a regular favorite at storytime. This would also be a perfect title to begin classroom discussions about emotions, particularly fear, and how to identify, manage and express them.
About the Author
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.
Praise For Goodnight, You (Piggy and Bunny)…
These friendship tales are totally in tune with preschool anxiety and fears; Côté brings another winner.—Kirkus Reviews
The text is age appropriate, simple, and direct, showing children that they aren't alone when they are fearful and that there are ways to overcome fears with support from friends.—School Library Journal
As in the previous books, Côté's mixed-media illustrations brim with emotion, showcasing a pair of friends who are devoted to each other despite their differences.—Publishers Weekly