Yuck, a Love StoryAuthor Don Gillmor Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay ISBN 9781554551729 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date April 23, 2010 Size 216 x 273 mm
Yuck, a Love Story will strike a familiar chord with anyone who has survived that earth-shattering first crush, and is written with the wit and wisdom of one who has been to the moon and back. Marie-Louise Gay's charming illustrations express a youthful innocence that matches the text perfectly.
"Author Don Gillmor and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay are back with another absolutely hilarious picture book. . . The exuberant zaniness of Gay's watercolour illustrations nicely complements Gillmor's wry sense of humour. Gillmor has taken a relatively simple boy-meets-girl kind of story and given it new life with his ironic eye and comic's gift of timing. Where Gillmor works by way of quiet understatement, Gay's brightly coloured pictures make this goofy love story a big event."
— Quill & Quire
"An amusing picture book fantasy with an endearing young protagonist."
— School Library Journal
Marie-Louise Gay is the author and illustrator of numerous children's books. Her long list of honors includes the Governor Generals Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Medal, and the Mr. Christie Book Award. Midnight Mimi, Moonbeam on a Cat's Ear, Fat Charlie's Circus, and Willy Nilly are among her famous books.
Winner of the 2000 Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration
Finalist for the CBA Illustrator of the Year Award