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The party, and other stories

by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary

This new series about Fox and Chick, two unlikely friends, will delight young readers with its gentle humour, classic Fox & Chick illustrations, and sweet stories.

Contents
The party
Good soup
Sit still.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ruzzier kicks off a new picture-book series with this charmer, blending graphic-novel and early-reader conventions for young readers not quite ready to tackle chapter books. Adopting an odd-couple formula, the book's three short stories follow practical Fox and unpredictable Chick think Rabbit and Tigger through misunderstandings that challenge their friendship but never derail it. In The Party, Chick asks to use Fox's bathroom but neglects to mention he'd like to use it for a party. Needless to say, Fox isn't pleased. Chick's persistent questioning of Fox's vegetarian preferences comically backfires in Good Soup when he points out that foxes should eat things like moles and little birds. The final story, Sit Still, opens outside with Fox painting the landscape, but the serene scene is once more interrupted by Chick, whose desire to have his portrait painted is pitted against his inability to hold a pose. Painted in candy-hued watercolors with all text rendered in speech balloons or as sound effects, these humorous stories highlight how patience and understanding can make even the most unlikely friendships work.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ruzzier (This Is Not a Picture Book!) kicks off a new comics-style early-chapter series, drawn with panels and dialogue balloons and starring an animal odd couple. Fox is an even-tempered reader, cook, and artist; Chick is a pain in the neck. In the first and funniest chapter, Chick asks Fox if he may use his bathroom, and then proceeds to throw a party in it (the "CRASH! THUD! SPLASH!" tips off Fox). Chapter two gets a little dark as Chick, who initially criticizes the vegetarian Fox for not being "a real fox," suddenly realizes that his soup-making friend is actually doing him a favor by not eating him. Chapter three centers on Chick's inability to sit still for a portrait. The root of their friendship remains an enigma-why does Fox tolerate such an annoying friend? But there's an easygoing, reassuring rhythm to the storytelling, and the simple text and sunny colors should engage nascent readers. Ages 5-8. Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- Fox + Chick.
Subjects Foxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Chicks -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Individual differences -- Juvenile fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Chickens -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Individual differences -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Animal fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2018
Other Titles Fox + Chick, the party
Fox and Chick, the party
Language English
Notes "A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jacket.
Awards Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, 2019
Description 45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781452152882
1452152888
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