Please, Louise!

Please, Louise!

A review of Please, Louise! by Frieda Wishinsky

Published on April 1, 2008

Please, Louise!
Frieda Wishinsky

Groundwood Books
$17.95
cloth
24pp
978-0-88899-796-8

Please, Louise! is a slam dunk from the dream team of Frieda Wishinsky and Marie-Louise Gay. This is a funny and feisty tale of a brother and sister who definitely like each other, even if Louise can be a pest and Jake can seem like a no-fun big brother. Wanting only to be with him, Louise trails Jake, who is annoyed and wants to be alone. In a moment of desperation, Jake wishes that Louise would turn into a dog. Exit Louise, and enter a small affectionate dog. What has Jake done? Well, it seems that the little sister does turn the tables on him eventually. This is a delightful and witty book, with a rhyming title and refrain bound to be repeated by both children and parents. The text and fantastic illustrations work together seamlessly. mRb

Annie Murray is a Montreal librarian.

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