CAN, JP, US, INT)
Written and Illustrated by: Geneviève Côté
Published by: Kids Can Press
Published: February 2012
This is the next picture book nominee for the 2012 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards. See the others here.
The adorable Rabbit and Pig from 2009's Me and You are back in a brand-new adventure. In the first book these two forged a lasting friendship.
Now, however, Rabbit and Pig are on the outs. They have found that they like to do some things on their own. Does this spell the end of a beautiful friendship?
Fortunately, no! Rabbit and Pig are able to bond over an activity that they love to do together, reading books.
Côté’s ability to capture the true nature of children's friendships is what stood out in Me and You and this has carried over to this book as well. It works equally well for siblings too! Her illustrations are adorable and very appealing to kids.
The best thing is the easy vocabulary and rhythm makes this a great book for a new reader to puzzle out. How could anyone resist these two friends?
This is the fourteenth book I have reviewed for the Sixth Canadian Book Challenge.