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Please, Louise!

Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay • Written by Frieda Wishinsky

For students in grades P - k | Published August 01, 2007 | ISBN 9780888997968
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings

Cover of Please, Louise!

Regular price $17.95 CAD

32 pages | 9.380 in × 9.380 in
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About this book

Please, Louise!

Marie-Louise Gay • Frieda Wishinsky

Winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Louise refuses to leave her big brother Jake alone. Jake tries everything to make her go away but Louise is an irresistible force, determined to be as close to her brother as she possibly can.

When Jake, in desperation, wishes Louise were a dog, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying possibility. Louise is gone and a little dog seems to be in her place. Can his wish have come true?

About the Creators

Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, 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. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Short Stories for Little Monsters and Mustafa. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including picture books, novels and non-fiction, which have been translated into many languages. Each One Special, illustrated by Werner Zimmerman, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award, and Please, Louise! illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. More recently, Frieda has written the novel Avis Dolphin, illustrated by Willow Dawson, and A History of Just about Everything with Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Qin Leng. Frieda grew up in Manhattan and has always loved crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. She now lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended Toronto Public Library's First & Best 2007 List, 2007
  • Winner Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (CCBC), 2008
  • Long-listed OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2008
  • Long-listed SYRCA Shining Willow Award, 2008
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2008, 2008
  • Short-listed TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2008
  • Commended Quill & Quire Books of the Year 2007 List, 2007