Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost ... and its name is Fluffy. Unfortunately, Fluffy doesn't fetch, sit or go for walks. But he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. Will Bob find a way to tame his unruly and very hungry ghost? Will Fluffy realize that eating Bob wasn't a very nice thing to do? All ends well in this sweet and silly look at appreciating what you have. And everyone will want a ghost for their birthday after reading this book.
About Genevieve Cote
GENEVIÈVE CÔTÉ has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Lady of Shalott, by Tennyson, La petite rapporteuse de mots, by Danielle Simard, and her own What Elephant? and With you always, Little Monday. Her editorial art has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and l’Actualité, among others. She graduated from Concordia University in 1987, and she was president of Quebec’s Association des Illustrateurs from 1993-1995. Côté has won several honors, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Governor General’s Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
PRAISE FOR Geneviève Côté:
"In Côté's charmingly loose crayon-and-watercolor illustrations, Noni's anxiety shows in her pink-cheeked face as she thinks about everything that could go wrong." - The New York Times (Noni Is Nervous)
"Côté's gentle watercolors capture Noni's emotional experience.... Softly lavender, monochrome illustrations depict Noni's previous reasons for being nervous, all made right in her mother's arms.... A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter." - Kirkus Reviews (Noni Is Nervous)
"The text is clarity itself, while Coté's rough, splotchy watercolors elicit plenty of emotion from a minimum of strokes. For fearful first-timers, this strikes just the right note of reassurance." - Booklist (Noni Is Nervous)
"Côté's . . . illustrations drive the story along with light and expressive outlines and wash effects... children won't have any difficulty following the action, and they'll recognize Ella's conflicting impulses." - Publishers Weekly (Ella May and the Wishing Stone)
"The banter of the first-person dialogue is childlike and exuberant and will have kids smiling while subtly reinforcing individuality. Simply charming." - Starred review, Kirkus Reviews (Me and You)
"Text and illustrations effectively collaborate to create a cozy, cheerful book. A welcome addition with broad appeal." - School Library Journal (Me and You)
"This gentle title will show youngsters the value and rewards of friendship." - School Library Journal (Without You)