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This Is Not a Picture Book!

December 4, 2016
This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book! came out on May 3, 2016, published by Chronicle Books. You can find a copy at your local bookstore or order it on Indiebound. “Such a lovely, irreverent illustrated ode to books and why we read.” –Brain Pickings Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016 Named...
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Helpful Books for Disturbing Times

November 15, 2016
Helpful Books for Disturbing Times

Here is a small selection of children’s books that I personally find helpful and perhaps hope-inducing without trying to hammer a moral lesson into your head, which could be not only painful but counter-productive. (The links are to Indiebound.org, but of course you can find or order these books at any other bookstore or...
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This Will Be Your Picture Book!

May 17, 2016
This Will Be Your Picture Book!

Teachers! Librarians! Bookstore event coordinators! Parents! Kids! Here’s a little bundle of ideas for your drawings. Click on the image below to download the PDF, and enjoy!  
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Three Stars So Far

May 16, 2016

Some reviews for This Is Not a Picture Book! have come out. As usual, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus were the first ones, and they both gave my new book (my first with Chronicle) wonderful, starred reviews. More recently, School Library Journal published their own starred review. PW writes: This isn’t a book about books;...
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Picture Book Thoughts From Bologna

April 14, 2016
Picture Book Thoughts From Bologna

This year I was one of the five jurors of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition. In the beautiful catalogue published by Corraini, I was asked a few questions on creating picture books and more.   The five jurors: Klaus Humann, Nathan Fox, Francine Bouchet, myself, and Taro Miura.   You have said...
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This Is Not a Picture Book!

February 4, 2016
This Is Not a Picture Book!


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Quotes on Two Mice

December 10, 2015

My new picture book Two Mice came out in September. It is making quite an impression among the international intelligentsia. Here are some comments, and I’ll keep updating as more will come by: “TWO MICE are better than one.“—Walter E. Disney “Sergio Ruzzier’s TWO MICE is mousetastic.” —Beatrix Potter “I just ♥ how in TWO MICE...
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Best-books-of-the-year Lists

December 4, 2015
Best-books-of-the-year Lists

Two Mice made it into three best-books-of-the-year lists! The Horn Book Fanfare The Washington Post Kirkus Reviews I mean four! The Boston Globe Sorry: five! The Huffington Post  
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Two Mice

December 3, 2015
Two Mice

Since it came out last September, Two Mice has received a lot of attention, including the inclusion in four prestigious best-books-of-the-year lists: The Horn Book Fanfare The Washington Post Kirkus Reviews The Boston Globe And here’s what people think of the book (click on the links for the full reviews): “Ruzzier’s surreal landscapes, personable animal characters, elegant story arc,...
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Second Star for Two Mice! (One each.)

September 25, 2015

Julie Roach writes on the Horn Book: Using only two-word phrases (“One house / Two mice / Three cookies”) and a simple repeating number pattern (one, two, three; three, two, one; one, two, three), this clever book (with an extra-small, preschooler-perfect trim size) creates a fast-paced adventure for listeners and new readers alike. Expressive,...
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The Sendak Fellowship

This Is Not a Picture Book!

This Is Not a Picture Book!

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School Visits

School Visits

Two Mice

Two Mice

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A Letter for Leo

A Letter for Leo

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“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?”

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