Fish and Clam

by Sergio Ruzzier

On Sale: 06/11/2024

Fish and Clam

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Fish and Clam

by Sergio Ruzzier

illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

On Sale: 06/11/2024


Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

Let’s read comics! I Can Read Comics is an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

Fish loves his pebble collection, but he wishes for more so he goes on a journey to find some. What he doesn’t expect is to make a new friend along the way!

Fish and Clam is a Level One I Can Read Comic, perfect for shared reading with young readers new to graphic novel storytelling.

Praise for Fish and Friends

A Geisel Honor

Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

Junior Library Guild Selections

Five starred reviews (from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book)

Critical Praise

“Ruzzier leaves no stone (or pebble!) unturned in his search for the perfect friendship tale.” — Kirkus Reviews

Reading comes easy when comics and sea critters come in fun packages. — Kirkus Reviews

For transitional readers, a great “first” graphic novel offering tidy etiquette lessons and brimming with wit. — School Library Journal

Unlikely duos sorting out how to have fun together are a staple of the beginning reader genre, and this story has added depth in its assertion that sometimes the best way to play is to go with the flow. — Horn Book Magazine

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)

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)

A captivating new duo.  — Kirkus Reviews (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: 9780063290389
  • ISBN 10: 0063290383
  • Imprint: HarperAlley
  • On Sale: 06/11/2024
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Fishes

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