Fish and Sun

by Sergio Ruzzier

On Sale: 06/22/2021

Fish and Sun

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Fish and Sun

by Sergio Ruzzier

illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

On Sale: 06/22/2021


Kirkus Reviews Best Books

Junior Library Guild Selection

Bank Street Children’s Best Books of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Book

About the Book

Introducing I Can Read Comics, a new early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

One day, a bored little fish journeys up to the surface of the ocean, where it meets the sun. A wonderful friendship blooms… Only, right in the middle of their fun, the sun starts to set! Fish and Sun is a powerful story about newfound friendship by Sergio Ruzzier.

"Painted seascapes in rich colors warm the early reader comic's minimal text, and small details—Fish sleeps underwater with a small pillow—will draw laughter." (Publishers Weekly)

Fish and Sun is a Level One I Can Read Comic, a simple story for shared reading. 

Junior Library Guild Selection

An ALSC Graphic Novel Reading List Title

Critical Praise

The understated plot allows new readers to focus on the well-chosen words and meaningful emotional arc, and Ruzzier’s slightly bonkers visual world-building keeps things fresh. — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A captivating new duo.  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Fish and Sun are two delightful characters who will touch readers’ hearts. The perfect story for emergent readers and developing visual learners.School Library Journal (starred review)

Uncluttered watercolor illustrations, in Ruzzier’s always imaginative, slightly off-kilter style, reinforce the playful action; the natural language and phonetic patterns will serve readers well; and the emotional drama is just right. — Horn Book (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063076648
  • ISBN 10: 0063076640
  • Imprint: HarperAlley
  • On Sale: 06/22/2021
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Animals
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Date & Time
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fishes

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