Roar Like a Dandelion

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7.7 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds

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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.

Sergio Ruzzier is a two-time Geisel Honor-winning picture book author and illustrator. He was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966 and began his career as an illustrator in 1986. Sergio has written and illustrated many picture books, including Fox & Chick: The Party, a 2019 Geisel Honor Book; Fish and Wave, a 2023 Geisel Honor Book; Two Mice; and more. He was a recipient of the 2011 Sendak Fellowship. His work has won many awards, including the Parents' Choice Gold Medal for The Room of Wonders and This Is Not a Picture Book!
"Each page offers its own adventure; taken together, the spreads create an irresistible, deliciously subversive invitation to turn one's back on the tiresome."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"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