We don't just develop other people's idea, we create and execute our own too!
- Written by Peter Cook and Laura Suzuki, and part of Scholastic Canada's Canada Close Up series, Canada Recycles examines the whys and hows of the recycling process in Canada. Aimed at moderate level readers, it's a fast-paced look at many aspects of the process, from what happens to your blue box after the curb to what choices we're going to have look at in the future. 2012.
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Doodle of the Week
- Not only the future site of a secret project, Doodle of the Week hosts the update of a full-colour edition of our 1993 book Born Smart? in both English and French.
Growing with Music: Friendly Bear's Song Book
- Written by Birthe Kulich and originally published in 1990 under the title of Friendly Bear's Song Book, but revamped and renamed in 2006, this was Laura's first professional solo illustration project. It's a lively collection of songs and chants for young children, by a renowned music teacher. Laura was also brought in to create the graphic design and illustrations for the new edition.
Why Animals Show Off
- Laura Suzuki and Peter Cook were asked to create an introductory science picture book for Kindergarten to Grade 2. Illustrated by renowned paper sculptor Ron Broda, the book discusses the many ways animals can show off in nature, and the fascinating and dangerous reasons they might want to!
Clueless in the Garden
- An introductory book to gardening, Peter provided technical illustrations, instructive diagrams and pen-and-ink art of gardens, as well as the front cover illustration.
The Dog Rules
- Based on the newspaper column of the same name, Peter did the illustrations for this hilarious collection of the adventures of writer William J. Thomas and his border collie Jake.
Born Smart? Why Animals Do What They Do
- Born Smart? is a 114-page comic strip written and illustrated by Peter Cook and Laura Suzuki. Hosted by an Australian mallee fowl father-and-son duo, the book explores whether animal behaviour is a product of instinct or learning, and the part evolution plays in it. Originally illustrated in black and white, this book is being beautifully colourized and re-issued for the web at Doodle of the Week. Published in English, Québec French, and Chinese (Taiwan).
David Suzuki Asks Did You Know Series
- Our first foray into writing and illustrating for children, this four-book science question-and-answer series was overseen and edited by geneticist/environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki. Originally intended for newspaper syndication, the series was instead published in book form in Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brazil.