Caramba and Henry

Caramba and Henry

Written by: Gay, Marie-Louise
Illustrated by: Gay, Marie-Louise
ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Caramba’s little brother Henry is a nightmare. He won’t share anything, he squishes Caramba’s favorite caterpillars and he screams all the time. But the very worst thing about Henry is that he is learning how to fly -- much to Caramba’s dismay -- because Caramba is the only cat in the world who can’t fly.Now Caramba can’t keep up with Henry, who gets into all sorts of trouble. He tries to protect his little brother, but that only makes Henry unhappy. Finally, Caramba ties a string around Henry’s waist and lets him soar like a kite. But when Henry breaks free… Marie-Louise Gay’s beloved Caramba is back in this funny, sweet story about siblings.
Caramba’s little brother Henry is a nightmare. He won’t share anything, he squishes Caramba’s favorite caterpillars and he screams all the time. But the very worst thing about Henry is that he is learning how to fly -- much to Caramba’s dismay -- because Caramba is the only cat in the world who can’t fly.Now Caramba can’t keep up with Henry, who gets into all sorts of trouble. He tries to protect his little brother, but that only makes Henry unhappy. Finally, Caramba ties a string around Henry’s waist and lets him soar like a kite. But when Henry breaks free… Marie-Louise Gay’s beloved Caramba is back in this funny, sweet story about siblings.
Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 13, 2011
Specifications 40 pages | 9 in x 9 in
Written By

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Illustrated by

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Audience ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Reading Levels Lexile AD490L

Commended, Toronto Public Library First and Best Booklist, 2011

“...[a] fresh spin on a story about learning how to be an older sibling.” —Publishers Weekly

“Gay puts many delightful quirks into a highly recognizable tale of sibling rivalry, and her singular illustrations—a delicate mix of watercolor, pencil, pastels and acrylics—are unique and captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Gay is the reigning queen of Canadian picture books for a reason, and Caramba and Henry finds her doing what she does best...” —Quill and Quire

“...well-written...a satisfying ending.” —Booklist

“...the story is great, the full page spreads absolutely breathtaking in their scope.” —Pickle Me This

“...a heartwarming tale of love and bravery...” —School Library Journal

“Her playful humour and imagination take childhood's very real passions seriously, and at the same time translate them into a realm of charming lightness.” —Toronto Star

" Gay puts many delightful quirks into a highly recognizable tale of sibling rivalry, and her singular illustrations—a delicate mix of watercolor, pencil, pastels and acrylics—are unique and captivating." — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

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