FOX AND SQUIRREL
Author/Illustrator: Ruth Ohi/ Scholastic Canada
* CBCbooks "12 contemporary Canadian Picture Books every home should have" Selection
* Saskatchewan Shining Willow Nominee
* Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Nominee
* Canadian Children's Book Centre "Best Books"
* 49th Shelf's Most Anticipated Books of Fall
* Indigo "Best ofPreschoolers"
Available in French: Rikki et Rouquin
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Jury Members Review:
"Ruth Ohi has created a supremely delightful and animated dialogue starring two unique and very different friends, a story that is effortlessly fun and profound at once...The captivating images flow seamlessly with the perfectly understated text...Readers will rejoice in the ways these two cleverly outwit those who would divide them."
Sal's Fiction Addiction:
"Sweet, simple and an absolute delight to share." (read full review here)
Quill & Quire:
"Ruth Ohi's latest picture book, displays the same visual humour and comic timing that made her Chicken, Pig, Cow series so successful, but features a new cast of animals...Adult readers will have ample opportunity to draw from the text to teach young children to accept differences in others, as well as celebrating commonalities. The slightly deadpan tone, simple sentence structure, and choice of vocabulary all add to the book's read-aloud appeal."
Adult readers will have ample opportunity to draw on the text to teach young children about accepting differences in others, as well as celebrating commonalities. The slightly deadpan tone, simple sentence structure, and choice of vocabulary all add to the book’s read-aloud appeal, while the interplay between the two main characters and those on the periphery tells a secondary story through the illustrations." - See more at: http://www.quillandquire.com/books_young/review.cfm?review_id=8129#sthash.kCFUAJa8.dpuf
"In an increasingly multicultural world, Fox and Squirrel is a delightful way to open discussions of diversity with young children through the antics of a lovable animal duo."