Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (CCBC), 2008, Winner, Please, Louise!.
OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2008, Long-listed, Please, Louise!.
SYRCA Shining Willow Award, 2008, Long-listed, Please, Louise!.
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2008, Short-listed, Please, Louise!.
Toronto Public Library's First & Best 2007 List, 2007, Commended, Please, Louise!.
Quill & Quire Books of the Year 2007 List, 2007, Commended, Please, Louise!.
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2008, 2008, Commended, Please, Louise!.
...Wishinsky presents a common family problem with humorous, understated dialogue....Despite their free-spirited, casual air, Gay's pictures contain a lot ot detail...which helps to ground the book in everyday reality. Warm-hearted and funny, this is a very fine picture book, with a great match between illustration and text.
- Quill & Quire, starred review
...Wishinsky's simple, charming text about a boy who is constantly annoyed by his little sister will appeal to any child with siblings.
- North Toronto Town Crier
...both tender and true...
- Globe and Mail
...the pairing of Frieda Wishinsky and Marie-Louise Gay is more than mildly perfect...In Please, Louise, Wishinsky zeroes in on the problem of siblings who want to follow you everywhere you go...It smacks of the truth, but does it in an entirely pleasing manner. Two thumbs way up.
- School Library Journal Online
Vignettes and spreads clearly depict this common predicament that's resolved in a satisfying manner.
- School Library Journal
Gay's creative embellishments infuse this true-to-life story with originality and whimsical humour...an effective pairing of two of Canada's award-winning children's book creators.
- CM Magazine
Deft pencil drawings, brightened with watercolor washes and collage elements, capture every nuance of the characters' emotions. Children will recognize themselves at both ends of the sibling affection scale, from the enthusiastically affectionate Louise to the reluctantly caring Jake in a story that unfolds with surprise and wit. Bypassing the sappiness trap, Wishinsky creates a happy ending for both characters. Terrific for reading aloud.
...an incisive slice-of-life tale...Snappy dialogue and whimsical watercolor, pencil and collage art capture Jake and Louise's distinct personalities as well as their very recognizable sibling relationship.
- Publishers Weekly
...a wonderful read-aloud...
- Book Examination Site of the University of Delaware