The Room of Wonders (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374363437, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2006
Pius Pelosi, a young pack rat, is a born collector who fills a
room with his marvelous findings, attracting curious visitors.
His very favorite item, a plain gray pebble, is given a place of
honor, which baffles everyone. They all ask why he would keep
such an ordinary stone. Bowing to public opinion, Pius gets rid
of it, but in doing so, he discovers he’s lost much more than just
This philosophical tale about a small creature who has the eye
and soul of an artist is brought to life in distinctly droll
Praise For The Room of Wonders…
"Whimsical. Sure to prompt good discussion about staying true to oneself." --Starred, Publishers Weekly "A thought provoking parable for young and old alike." --Booklist "Ruzzier's gently told story is perfectly pitched for the picture-book crowd." --School Library Journal