Fish and Sun

“The understated plot allows new readers to focus on the well-chosen words and meaningful emotional arc, and Ruzzier’s slightly bonkers visual world-building keeps things fresh.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A captivating new duo.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Fish and Sun are two delightful characters who will touch readers’ hearts. The perfect story for emergent readers and developing visual learners.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Uncluttered watercolor illustrations, in Ruzzier’s always imaginative, slightly off-kilter style, reinforce the playful action; the natural language and phonetic patterns will serve readers well; and the emotional drama is just right.” —Horn Book (starred review)

“The incomparable Italian picture book author and illustrator Sergio Ruzzier (“Fox + Chick,” “Two Mice”) dips his pastel watercolor brush into the comics format with a poignantly deadpan, linguistically spare new series perfect for beginner readers.” —The New York Times Book Review

Fox+Chick: The Sleepover and Other Stories

“Following their wacky antics in the previous two volumes (The Party and Other Stories, rev. 7/18; The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories, rev. 7/19), this charmingly mismatched pair returns for three more stories. . . . The offbeat tales told through comic panel art and colorful settings, combined with the excitable, bossy Chick and the easygoing, sensible Fox, create another installment in this comics-style picture book series that works for readers and listeners alike.” —The Horn Book 

“In pleasing and often amusing illustrations, Ruzzier uses the conventions of comics (visual narrative sequences, speech balloons) to motivate beginning readers with the dual reward of verbal and visual humor. Original storytelling with quirky, character-driven humor.” —Booklist

We Give Thanks

“A delightful approach to the Thanksgiving holiday that encourages acts of kindness all year round.” —School Library Journal

“Even simple generosity is conceived of in droll, unexpected ways as a bear slips a cookie under the table to a fish in a bowl in Ruzzier’s fresh-eyed interpretation of Rylant’s simple, holiday-ready blessing.” —Publishers Weekly

Roar Like a Dandelion

“Wondrously imaginative…An alphabetic catalogue of Krauss’s quirky, free-spirited, infinitely playfully, subtly profound prescriptions for joy and existential contentment…Page after page, letter by letter, Ruzzier’s sweet, and stubborn creatures leap and tumble along the lines of Krauss’s imagination with their joyous, mischievous magic.”
—Brain Pickings

“This work adroitly bridges the more-than-half-century gap between two accomplished artists…An abecedarian catalog of delights.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Each page offers its own adventure; taken together, the spreads create an irresistible, deliciously subversive invitation to turn one’s back on the tiresome.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With a nod to the fanciful, this alphabetic listing of activities invites readers’ imaginations to soar.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Ruzzier’s sweetly subversive sensibility proves to be a felicitous match. For each letter there’s a mischievous directive—aimed at anyone who’s outgrown tamer alphabetic fare. Fuzzier’s daffy creatures carry out each nutty order with unabashed flair.” —New York Times Book Review

“A natural choice for storytime…Inventive and original, Ruzzier pays homage to Krauss as well as Sendak, using a style all his own.” —Booklist

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