Groundwood Books

Please, Louise!

Written by Frieda Wishinsky • Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

For kids 2 - 5 years old | 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
Print Format

About this book

Please, Louise!

Frieda Wishinsky • Marie-Louise Gay

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

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.

Marie-Louise Gay

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award 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 Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal.

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