Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention To (Hardcover)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481463829, 112pp.
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
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Genevieve is careless.
Muriel is discontented.
Phoebe is always putting off until tomorrow what she should be doing today.
And Chester is the laziest turkey you ever heard of.
Caleb and Conrad, on the other hand, are polite and kind and thoughtful and gracious and truthful. But some good that does them!
If the morals you find in these pages aren’t exactly, well, moral…just don’t pay any attention to them!
About the Author
Sylvia Worth Van Clief (1920–1974) collaborated with Florence Parry Heide on hundreds of songs for both children and adults, as well as many books, including a series of sports-themed young adult novels and several titles in the Spotlight Club Mystery series.
Sergio Ruzzier is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Good Boy, This Is Not a Picture Book!, Bear and Bee, and Two Mice. He is the illustrator of Florence Parry Heide’s chapter books Tales for the Perfect Child and Fables You Shouldn’t Pay Any Attention To, and has created comic strips for Italian magazines Linus and Lupo Alberto Magazine. He has also done work for many national and international magazines and book publishers. His work has been awarded by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, and Parents’ Choice, and in 2011 he was awarded the Sendak Fellowship. Born in Italy, he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Sergio at Ruzzier.com.
Praise For Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention To…
— Maria Russo
"These two cheeky collecitons of very brief stories feature realistically self-centered children or anthropomorphic animals with one thing in common: they know how to game the system and/or play adults.... These new editions are sized perfectly for a child's hands.... Ruzzier's interpretation here is entirely original, yet he is surely [Victoria] Chess's heir apparent: their work shares the same insouciance and subversiveness."
"The title says it all in this updated edition...not to be shared with the faint of heart.... The oversized text and simple format is a comfortable mix of short and more complex sentences, appropriate for new readers looking for stronger vocabulary and a challenge. VERDICT: A tongue-in-cheek offering, best shared one-on-one with older readers who can appreciate sarcasm."