Fox & Chick (Hardcover)

The Party: and Other Stories

By Sergio Ruzzier

Chronicle Books, 9781452152882, 56pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/31/2019)

List Price: 14.99*
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A 2019 Theodore Seuss Geisl Award Honoree

NPR Best Books of the Year

New York Times Notable Children's Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Fox and Chick don't always agree. But Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these two seemingly opposite friends. The luminous watercolor images showcased in comic-book panel form will entice emerging readers, while the spare text and airiness of the images make this early chapter book accessible to a picture book audience as well.

About the Author

Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow whose work has been lauded by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers. Born in Milan, Italy, he now makes his home in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Fox & Chick: The Party: and Other Stories

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor

NPR Best Books of the Year

New York Times Notable Children's Book

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

The Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Best Book of the Year

Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

★ "Three stories well suited to both reading newcomers and not-yet-reading listeners." —The Horn Book Magazine,
starred review

★ "The winning combination of Ruzzier's signature ink-and-watercolor illustrations and humor in an easy reader/comic format is guaranteed to garner fans." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A fun, simple, yet sophisticated collection about a friendship between two very different characters." —Kirkus Reviews

"A subtle lesson, couched in humor: We can be friends with people who aren't just like us." —The New York Times

"A worthy heir to the classic Frog And Toad or Elephant & Piggie early readers, these playful vignettes have a subversive sense of humor that never becomes mean-spirited."—NPR

"Emergent readers (and lap-sit listeners) will gleefully appreciate the bonhomie of this "frenemy" tale." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"There's an easygoing, reassuring rhythm to the storytelling, and the simple text and sunny colors should engage nascent readers." —Publishers Weekly

"This charmer blends graphic-novel and early-reader conventions for young readers not quite ready to tackle chapter books." —Booklist

"Brilliant. Sure to be a favorite for reading aloud or as an easy reader." —Imagination Soup

"Calm Fox and irrepressible Chick make a delightfully funny duo, and Ruzzier captures that perfectly in text and expressive, relatable illustrations. With vast appeal, this series debut will delight younger kids." —Books to Borrow, Books to Buy