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This is not a picture book!

by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 19 of 22 copies
Available (19)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J RUZ
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J RUZ
 
 
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB RUZZIER Sergio
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB RUZZIER Sergio
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Ruz
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E Ruz
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Ruzzier
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Ruzzier
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Ruzzier
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Ruzzier
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Ruzz
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  J PIC Ruzz
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E RUZ
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  E RUZ
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E Ruzzier
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E Ruzzier
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Easy READING JE RUZZIER
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  READING JE RUZZIER
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea RUZZIER Sergio
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea RUZZIER Sergio
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB RUZZI
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J PB RUZZI
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC RUZZIER
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC RUZZIER
 
 
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC RUZZIER
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  PICT FIC RUZZIER
 
 
Scott Township Library Picture Books E RUZZIE
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E RUZZIE
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E RUZ
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E RUZ
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK RUZZIER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK RUZZIER
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK RUZZIER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK RUZZIER
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E RUZ
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  J E RUZ
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books LIBRARY RUZZIER
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  LIBRARY RUZZIER
 
 
 
Unavailable (3)
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South Park Library Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book IN TRANSIT
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Book Bus CHECKED OUT
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Book Bus
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun. While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books. Author-artist Sergio Ruzzier has created a fanciful tribute to books of all kinds. It includes bothwords AND pictures.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Title notwithstanding, this is a picture book. But it's about the power of words, explained in a visual way. A duckling finds a book lying on the ground, but his interest turns to frustration when he sees that it has no pictures. Encouraged by a friendly bookbug, the duckling tries to read the book. The accompanying picture shows him literally crossing a bridge into the world of words, where the illustrations are full of rich color and imaginative shapes. When he realizes he can pick out some of the words, the two characters become caught up in the story. Fanciful pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations fill in the spare narrative line. As the duckling gains confidence, the pictures become more detailed and colorful. Unique endpapers add another dimension to the story. The opening ones show just the text of the book with its letters scrambled, while those at the back print it in the correct order, echoing the duckling's beginning and ending as a reader. This imaginative story cleverly invites new readers into an enticing world of discovery.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This isn't a book about books; it's a book about learning to read. A duckling with a pink beak picks up a fat volume and discovers, in the irritated comment of the title, that it has no pictures. "Can you read it?" asks his sidekick, a bug. "I'm not sure," says the duckling. "Words are so difficult." In luminous watercolors, Ruzzier (Two Mice) shows the duckling and bug crossing into a strange, many-colored world, where unfamiliar words are represented as odd machines, blobby shapes, and bizarre creatures. When the duckling stumbles on a word he knows ("bee," "flower"), its recognizable image pops up among the mysterious ones. Duckling and bug wander through the ever-changing landscape of reading-"There are wild words... and peaceful words"-before landing cozily in bed. Ruzzier's story offers gentle empathy for kids tackling this intimidating task. Observant readers will note that the endpapers represent learning to read, too; the initial pair retells the story as a beginner might see it, with most of the words scrambled, while the words of the final endpapers read clearly-and no pictures there, either. Ages 3-5. Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Ducks -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Ducks -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2016
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781452129075
145212907X
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