One Mean Ant

By Arthur Yorinks
Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

An astonishingly disagreeable ant meets his match in this pitch-perfect picture book comedy from Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier.

Was there ever an ant as mean as this mean ant? Not likely. This ant is so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by. This ant is so mean that grapes shrivel when he looks at them. But when this mean ant finds himself lost in the desert and meets a fly that defies explanation . . . well, nothing is the same again. With this first in a planned trilogy, celebrated picture book creators Arthur Yorinks and Sergio Ruzzier team up for a hilariously slapstick tale that will make a raucous read-aloud for any storytime.

  • Arthur Yorinks has a long, celebrated history in children's books, and all markets will readily snap up this new series with broad appeal
  • Yorinks has written more than 35 books, and has been hailed as "one of the most distinctive prose styles in children's literature"
  • A hilarious "Odd Couple" in insect form.

About the author

Arthur Yorinks is a playwright, director, and author of more than thirty-five picture books for children, including the Caldecott Medal–winning Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski. His most recent picture book is Presto and Zesto in Limboland, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Arthur Yorinks lives in Cambridge, New York.

About the illustrator

Sergio Ruzzier is the author-illustrator of numerous picture books for children, including Amandina, A Letter for Leo, and The Room of Wonders, which won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. He lives in Italy.

ISBN: 9780763683948
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 187 x 258mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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