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About the Author
Ruth Krauss's beloved picture books include two Caldecott Honor Books, The Happy Day, illustrated by Marc Simont, and A Very Special House, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, as well as the perennial favorite A Hole is to Dig, also illustrated by Mr. Sendak.
"With a nod to the fanciful, this alphabetic listing of activities invites readers' imaginations to soar."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A natural choice for storytime...Inventive and original, Ruzzier pays homage to Krauss as well as Sendak, using a style all his own."
“This work adroitly bridges the more-than-half-century gap between two accomplished artists...An abecedarian catalog of delights.”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"It is sublime."--The Curious Reader
"Seussical at times, this pastel colored book is sure to spawn some disbelief as much as it provokes laughs... Overall a charming and funny book, ROAR LIKE A DANDELION explores the alphabet in a whole new way.”--YA Books Central
“If you are looking for an interactive, movement-based book for storytime, this is your book!"--Reader Pants
"Wondrously imaginative...An alphabetic catalogue of Krauss's quirky, free-spirited, infinitely playfully, subtly profound prescriptions for joy and existential contentment...Page after page, letter by letter, Ruzzier's sweet, and stubborn creatures leap and tumble along the lines of Krauss's imagination with their joyous, mischievous magic."--Brain Pickings
"Ruzzier's sweetly subversive sensibility proves to be a felicitous match. For each letter there's a mischievous directive--aimed at anyone who's outgrown tamer alphabetic fare. Fuzzier's daffy creatures carry out each nutty order with unabashed flair."--New York Times Book Review