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Review of Walter Had a Best Friend

Walter Had a Best Friend by Deborah Underwood; illus. by Sergio Ruzzier Preschool     Beach Lane/Simon    40 pp.    g 10/22     978-1-5344-7700-1     $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-7701-8    $10.99 Walter (a mouse-like creature) and Xavier (who resembles a duck) do everything together, including boating (their canoe has “X + W”...

Review of “No!” Said Custard the Squirrel

“No!” Said Custard the Squirrel by Sergio Ruzzier ; illus. by the author Preschool     Abrams Appleseed    40 pp.     g9/22     978-1-4197-5524-8     $15.99e-book ed.  978-1-6470-0345-6    $14.39 Opening endpapers populated with buck-toothed squirrels feature one yellow creature with an orange beak dressed in a jaunty green cap and vest....

Review of Fish and Wave

Fish and Wave [I Can Read!: Comics]by Sergio Ruzzier; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    48 pp.   g5/22    978-0-06-307667-9    $16.99Paper ed.  978-0-06-307666-2    $4.99Fish (Fish and Sun, rev. 9/21) wakes up early to search for a new friend, and the first potential pal he finds is a wave. Wave starts...

Review of Fish and Sun and Tiny Tales: Shell Quest

Fish and Sun [I Can Read!: Comics] by Sergio Ruzzier; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    48 pp.    g 6/21    978-0-06-307664-8    $16.99 Paper ed.  978-0-06-307663-1    $4.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-307665-5    $4.99 Tiny Tales: Shell Quest [I Can Read!: Comics] by Steph Waldo; illus. by the author Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    32 pp.   ...

Review of The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories

The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories [Fox + Chick] by Sergio Ruzzier; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Chronicle    56 pp. 3/19    978-1-4521-5289-9    $14.99 Ruzzier presents three more brief adventures, in hybrid picture-book/early-chapter-book/comic form, about friends Fox and Chick (The Party and Other Stories, rev. 3/18). The first...

CaldeGeisel 2020

Last year the Guessing Geisel co-host team was thrilled to make a visit to Calling Caldecott to discuss the crossover appeal of Emily Tetri’s Tiger vs. Nightmare. Although the title didn’t quite snag a crossover win, it did take home a Geisel Honor. Not too shabby! This year we’re once again...

The View from Robin's Rocking Chair

Robin Smith, my wife, co-founded Calling Caldecott, and when she died last year, I knew that each fall would have me wondering which current picture books Robin would love most. The way I decide is to think of Robin’s rocking chair, painted in vivid reds and yellows and greens by...

Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories

I have a deep love for art that is excellent without being showy, and so I find myself in love with Sergio Ruzzier’s Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories. The Caldecott criteria include providing a child with a primarily visual experience, and here it is. Even children who can’t...

Five questions for Sergio Ruzzier

Photo: Matt Carr.The Party and Other Stories [Fox + Chick] (Chronicle; 5–8 years) stars two friends whose relationship isn’t always so smooth. It looks like a picture book from the outside, but simply structured panels and spare, repetitive text make it work just as effectively as an easy reader and...

A Kerlan Fellow Inspired by Two Particular Fellows: Arnold Lobel and James Marshall

As the recipient of the 2016 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship, I was given the chance to spend several days at the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota looking through original artwork, sketches, manuscripts, notebooks, and other items that have been donated to the Kerlan. It’s a vast, impressive...

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