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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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One Star for Two Mice!

June 8, 2015
One Star for Two Mice!

Kirkus says: The deceptively simple counting story of two mice, their adventure, and friendship. One morning in Ruzzier’s imaginative and colorful world, two mice wake to explore. The tiny window above the bed beckons: water, mountains, and sky are waiting for these two. Starting before the title and ending on the copyright page, minimal...
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The New York Times

April 10, 2015
The New York Times


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Whose Shoe?

April 9, 2015
Whose Shoe?

Whose Shoe? was published by Clarion Books in June 2015.
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Three cheers!

April 9, 2015
Three cheers!


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Two Mice proofs

April 9, 2015
Two Mice proofs


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“A Letter for Leo” in Japanese!

January 5, 2015
“A Letter for Leo” in Japanese!

Here’s the jacket of the forthcoming Japanese edition of A Letter for Leo, published by Mitsumura (which already published my Amandina a few years ago). The blue band is the obi, the traditional paper strip that wraps the book jacket. Yumiko Fukumoto translated the text, as she did for Amandina and The Room of...
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For the Fear of Failing

December 9, 2014
For the Fear of Failing

I wrote this piece for this year’s illustration issue of The Horn Book. They graciously let me post it here as well.   I don’t like to experiment. I know it sounds pusillanimous, but I’m just being honest: I don’t like to experiment because I am afraid of failure. But at least two times...
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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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