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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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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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“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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SCBWI Bulletin Cover

October 24, 2014
SCBWI Bulletin Cover


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School Visits!

October 21, 2014
School Visits!

Now scheduling school visits for Spring 2015. Please click on the image to enlarge. Or download the PDF clicking here: SCHOOL VISITS.
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Heidi in Bologna

March 13, 2014
Heidi in Bologna

Here are my five drawings that were selected for the upcoming 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition. The show will be at the Fair, and then travel to Japan for a museum tour.    
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2014 Bologna Book Fair: Selected Illustrators

March 11, 2014
2014 Bologna Book Fair: Selected Illustrators

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s website just posted one image for each of the illustrators selected for this year’s edition. Here are a few of my personal favorites:      
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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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