In a starred review Publishers Weekly raves: “It’s an avant-garde, surrealist story with a Hollywood-style tearjerker lurking within—and a surprisingly charming and affecting one at that.”
Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey and illustrator extraordinaire Giselle Potter team up to create an indescribably unique picture book about wanting to be normal, then coming to appreciate being different. Ruby would love to be like everyone else—not easy when you have a tiara-wearing mother and a father who spends his time trimming outrageous topiary. She’d also like to get a nice normal pet, maybe a dog. Then, on a family vacation to Norway, she finds herself adopted by a small, affectionate glacier. How Cecil, as the ice pet is named, proves himself to Ruby—risking his own meltdown—is a story sure to thrill and delight young readers.
About Matthea Harvey
Elizabeth Zechel is the author and illustrator of Mouse in the Baby’s Room (Lark Books) and the illustrator of Bubby’s Homemade Pies by Jen Bervin and Ron Silver (Wiley & Sons). She has also created illustrations and art for the… More about Matthea Harvey
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Published by Schwartz & Wade Aug 14, 2012| 40 Pages| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780375987687