Me and You

Geneviève Côté
Geneviève Côté

Two artistic friends, paintbrushes in hand ...
“I wish I were just like you,” says the rabbit to the pig.
“I wish I were just like you,” says the pig to the rabbit.
As the friends use paintbrushes and a few props to adjust tails, ears and noses, something soon becomes clear: they liked each other better before. “I am me and you are you ... that's why we love each other, me and you!”

This gentle celebration of friendship and individuality by award-winning writer and illustrator Geneviève Côté will reassure young readers that they are loved and special as themselves. It's a book with all-ages appeal and an ideal gift for a child --- or a best friend.

978-1-55453-446-3 | Aug 1, 2009
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $16.99
4-color 8 x 8 32 pages
Grades: Toddler To K / Ages: 2 to 5
978-1-55453-910-9 | May 15, 2012
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“The banter of the first-person dialogue is childlike and exuberant and will have kids smiling while subtly reinforcing individuality. Simply charming.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, July 2009
“Text and illustrations effectively collaborate to create a cozy, cheerful book. A welcome addition with broad appeal.”
— School Library Journal, September 2009
2010 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2009 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed

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