The Right One for Roderic (Hardcover)

By Violeta Noy, Violeta Noy (Illustrator)

Templar, 9781536205725, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

What happens when one little ghost wants to stand out?

All ghosts wear white sheets. That’s just what ghosts do. White sheets are good for haunting people, and they make the ghosts feel like part of one big family. But one little ghost named Roderic wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things: a bag, a rug, a boot. Can he find the right one for him? Find out in this colorful picture book from debut author-illustrator Violeta Noy.


About the Author

Violeta Noy is an illustrator from Barcelona who makes books, prints, and websites. She studied fine art at Universitat de Barcelona and recently completed an MA in illustration at Falmouth University. Violeta Noy collaborates with Núria Pla under the name of Tàndem.


Praise For The Right One for Roderic

A nonconformist ghost with a flair for fashion stars in this picture book by Noy...Primary and secondary colors and curvy, shapely graphics (occasionally accompanied by labels—“slime,” “a bone”) offer gentle energy to each page. A spirited spin on embracing difference.
—Publishers Weekly

The simple digital illustrations effectively use color and composition to set the endearing protagonist against unwelcoming crowds, including the city's multihued sea of people, and to highlight his mostly lonesome journey. Though the message is nothing new, the moments of humor and emotional resonance in this brave little ghost's story make this one worth a read.
—Kirkus Reviews