Roar Like a Dandelion

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$17.99  $16.73
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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 was one of the most widely celebrated children's book authors of all time. Her long list of award-winning books includes The Carrot Seed, The Happy Day, A Hole Is to Dig, Open House for Butterflies, A Very Special House, and many others. Her books continue to be read and cherished by children throughout the world.

Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow who has written and illustrated many critically acclaimed children's books, including NO! Said Custard the Squirrel. Born in Milan, Italy, he now divides his time between Brooklyn and the Apennine Mountains in Italy.


"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