Friday Favorites #10 Illustrator Spotlight on Genevieve Cote



Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am spotlighting a new discovery of mine: Genevieve Cote!

Don’t you just adore her work?  I love the simple line drawings and the soft colors she uses.  It is just the right balance of messy and rigid.  Her characters have personality and life.

**BONUS: SHE’S CANADIAN! (An easterner, but still, she’s from my beloved country to the north!)

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, or her own What Elephant? (Kids Can Press, 2006) and With you always, Little Monday (Harcourt, 2007).

She enjoys meeting young readers and
authors-in–the-making in schools, has taught Creativity classes at
College Salette, in Montreal (2007), and is currently registered with
the program Artists in Schools.
Her editorial art has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, l’Actualité
and other such publications.
She graduated from Concordia University (Montreal, Que) in 1987, and
was president of Quebec’s Association des Illustrateurs in 1993-1995.

She has
won several honours over the years, including the Elisabeth
Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005 and the General Governor’s Award for
Illustration in 2007.
She lives in Montreal, Quebec.


Genevieve’s new book was just released from Kid’s Can Press called Mr. King’s Castle.  It’s adorable!  I’ll be reviewing it here soon, so stay tuned!

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  • Reply
    Tressa S
    September 7, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I think this has to be one of my favorites that you've spotlighted! I love the simplicity, but also the sweetness. It just comes across that way to me. Thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  • Reply
    Adriana Garcia
    September 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    You always pick great illustrators. The illustration with the boy and the elephant is my favorite. It reminds me of "the giraffe and the pelly and me" by Roald Dahl. It has that same style to it where the lines and the coloring are mismatched?
    I didn't know you were Canadian! lol. Your reaction to her being Canadian was amusing. Learned something new today (;

    • Reply
      September 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      I am Canadian! I transplanted myself to the US when I went to college, but I was born and raised in the Great White North! 🙂

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