Fox & Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride

By Sergio Ruzzier

More Adventures with Unlikely Friends!

Fox and Chick are off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their opposite personalities, the contradictory duo always manages to find a happy center. The second volume in the acclaimed series is an early chapter book in comic-book form tha’s perfect for emerging readers, while the sweet and funny characters and captivating art hold appeal for picture-book audiences as well.

Three silly and sweet stories about friendship

  • The Quiet Boat Ride - A leisurely sail turns stressful when Fox has to calm Chick's fears of pirates and sea monsters.
  • Chocolate Cake - Chick anxiously hopes there's a tasty treat in the mystery box.
  • The Sunrise - When Chick makes them miss the sunrise, they make the best of it and stay for the sunset.

Praise for the first book in the series, Fox & Chick: The Party:

๐Ÿ† Theodor Suess Geisel Honor

๐Ÿ† NPR Best Books of the Year ย 

๐Ÿ† New York Times Notable Children’s Book ย 

๐Ÿ† Boston Globe Best Books of the Year ย 

๐Ÿ† Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year ย 

๐Ÿ† School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ย 

๐Ÿ† The Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Best Book of the Year ย 

โญ"A winning choice as a confidence booster for children just learning to read."—School Library Journal, starred review

โญ"Three stories well suited to both reading newcomers and not-yet-reading listeners."—The Horn Book, starred review

 "A subtle lesson, couched in humor: We can be friends with people who aren't just like us." —The New York Times

"A worthy heir to the classic Frog And Toad or Elephant & Piggie early readers, these playful vignettes have a subversive sense of humor that never becomes mean-spirited." —NPR ย 

"Emergent readers (and lap-sit listeners) will gleefully appreciate the bonhomie of this 'frenemy' tale." —The San Francisco Chronicle

"This charmer blends graphic-novel and early-reader conventions for young readers not quite ready to tackle chapter books." —Booklist

"Simple, yet sophisticated." —Kirkus Reviews

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Lara Starr Senior Publicist
Fox and Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride
By Sergio Ruzzier
March 2019
Ages 5-8
56 pages
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