From award-winning creator Sergio Ruzzier, an oddball “squirrel” forges his own path in this comical tale about being yourself.
NO! SAID CUSTARD THE SQUIRREL
by Sergio Ruzzier
Abrams Appleseed, Septembre 2022
Custard the Squirrel, aren’t you a duck?
Will you please quack?
Will you do anything you don’t want to do?
“NO!” said Custard the Squirrel.
From the brilliant mind of author-illustrator Sergio Ruzzier comes this delightfully wacky story about rejecting others’ expectations of who you should be and being unapologetically, authentically you. Simple, universal, and hilarious, this rollicking read-aloud is an ode to free spirits everywhere.
Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow who has written and illustrated many critically acclaimed children’s books. Born in Milan, Italy, he now divides his time between Brooklyn and the Apennine Mountains in Italy.