With You Always, LIttle Monday

With You Always, Little Monday

By Annie Murray

A review of With You Always, Little Monday by Geneviève Coté

Published on October 1, 2007

With You Always, Little Monday
Geneviève Coté

Harcourt
$19.95
cloth
978-0-205997-2

When you look at the moon, what do you see? For some cultures it is a man, for others a rabbit.

Geneviève Coté’s tender and beautifully illustrated With You Always, Little Monday is about a young orphaned rabbit that sets out to find his mother. He asks his neighbours Bear, Swan, Chipmunk, Frog, and even Skunk if they are his mommy; each explains why she is not. One night, curled asleep in the moonlight, he wakes to find his mother, a rabbit just like him, smiling at him from her moon-home. Watching over him, and lighting his way, his mother has always been there.

This sweet and moving picture book is destined to be read and reread at many bedtimes. mRb

Annie Murray is a Montreal librarian.

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