Roar Like a Dandelion (Hardcover)

By Ruth Krauss, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062680075, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

*** Three starred reviews! ***

From Ruth Krauss, the celebrated children’s book author of The Carrot Seed and A Hole Is to Dig, comes this never-before-published book of witty one-liners—brought to life by Geisel Honor-winning artist Sergio Ruzzier.

Dance with a leaf.

Jump like a raindrop.

Sit in the sun and shine.

Not since A Hole Is to Dig and Open House for Butterflies have we seen such electric and playful words on a page.

This imaginative story from Ruth Krauss—one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time—and celebrated artist Sergio Ruzzier is a remarkable collaboration that captures the timeless spirit of Krauss’s signature wit and humor. Paired with Ruzzier’s irresistible drawings, this story will delight readers of all ages and inspire them to roar like dandelions.

A perfect gift for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, and graduation!

“An abecedarian catalog of delights.” Kirkus (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)



About the Author

Ruth Krauss was one of the most widely celebrated children’s book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.



Sergio Ruzzier has written and illustrated many picture books, including Fox & Chick: The Party and Other Stories, which won a Geisel Honor. He was awarded the prestigious Sendak Fellowship in 2011. Born in Milan, Italy, he has been living in Brooklyn, New York, since 1995. Visit Sergio online at www.ruzzier.com.



Praise For Roar Like a Dandelion

“An abecedarian catalog of delights.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This work adroitly bridges the more-than-half-century gap between two accomplished artists.”
— 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)

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

— Booklist