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Without You

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  110 ratings  ·  20 reviews
In this delightful companion book to the acclaimed Me and You, two friends discover the joy of togetherness.

Award-winning author-illustrator Geneviève Côté returns with another endearing story featuring two very different friends. After falling out over a spilled wagon of toys, a fussy bunny and an exuberant piggy explore all the things they can do without each other … and
Published May 15th 2012 by Kids Can Press (first published February 1st 2011)
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The pig and bunny from Me and You return in this second book about their friendship. After pig accidentally dumps bunny’s items out of a wagon, the two of them decide they can no longer be friends. They list the things that they will happily do apart from one another from cooking to reading to painting and music. Then they realize that things are indeed much more fun together. Food tastes better, colors are brighter, and music is sweeter. This celebration of the ups and downs of friendship will ...more
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This is a deceptively simple story. After my first read through I thought, "Hmmmm, that wasn't too exciting." But then I read it with my six year old and realized what a pitch perfect story it is for that age group. The author has zeroed in on an entirely age-appropriate way to model conflict resolution. The fact that the illustrations are enormously appealing, is just a great, big bonus.

The pig and the bunny are the best of friends and love to do everything together, but they have exact opposit
Bunny and Pig, two very different friends, have a falling out and decide to explore the things that they can do by themselves. Eventually, they decide that the things they like to do are better when they are shared between them. The illustrations are made in mixed media. The proportion of Bunny and Pig are babyish like, making the characters extremely cute. Also, in every spread and pages but the last one Bunny is always on the left side and Pig on the right. The only background used in the illu ...more
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This is a nominee for the 2012 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards.

The adorable Rabbit and Pig from 2009's Me and You are back in a brand-new adventure. In the first book these two forged a lasting friendship.

Now, however, Rabbit and Pig are on the outs. They have found that they like to do some things on their own. Does this spell the end of a beautiful friendship?

Fortunately, no! Rabbit and Pig are able to bond over an activity t
Without You is a sweet, simple picture book about a bunny that likes things just so and a pig that is messy and energetic. The two are friends until their differences cause them to become mad at each other. They proceed to try things alone and see how things are more fun apart. They soon discover, of course, that life is certainly better when shared. The book does not, however, include an apology between the two formerly angry friends.
The book is full of soft pastel illustrations and the text is
A great book to further explain how we "fill buckets". It's a win-win when we synergize. My daughter loved the book.
Rabbit and Pig have an argument and decide they'll each be better off alone, but they soon realize that life is much more fun with a friend.

The story will resonate even with preschoolers, who know how it feels to argue with a friend and then how much better it feels to make up. The illustrations have tremendous kid-appeal, as well. PreK units on feelings will benefit from spending a little time with Rabbit & Pig.
This is a very adorable book that is intended for beginner readers. It is a story about two friends, a bunny and a piggy. They are friends, and realize that it is more fun to do things together than apart. Illustrations are adorable.

Great for the beginning of the year to teach about making friends how life is enjoyed more with friends, than alone.
The sweet pig and rabbit from Cote's You and Me are back for this book, and this time they've had a fight. Pair them for a meditation on friendship--even when friends have differences.
Friends fight and make up. Sweet, and the illustrations are downright charming.

Would make a great gift book, especially for anyone that squabbles often (siblings, maybe?).
A good book about fighting and making up between friends. Simple story and illustrations that includes inventive ideas about activities friends share with one another.
Darling watercolor illustrations accompany this book about two friends who hit a bumpy patch in their friendship, but realize that things are better when shared.
Sweet simple story about friendship and forgiveness. Much more fun to share and play with another then to continue to be angry about a petty disagreement.
Toddler and preschool appropriate book about a rabbit and pig who are (mostly) friends.

Possible themes: rabbits, pigs, friends.
Jessica Lauber
Illustrations are animated, sketch-like. Reader learns that people (animals) can be different and still be good friends.
I have the French version. Very cute. Like the butterfly and frog that echo the feelings of the main characters.
Sara K.
Mar 19, 2011 Sara K. marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Saw this one one of my blogs - seems like it might be a good friendship issues book for 4th graders.
Another great book by Genevieve Cote. Love her style (both story and illustrations)...
Edward Sullivan
Charming friendship story.
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