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Fox and Squirrel

Fox and Squirrel

by Ruth Ohi

ISBN 9781443119146 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.76" x 9.79" | Ages 2 to 7
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A big friendship triumphs over small differences in this irresistible story from the author and illustrator of Chicken, Pig, Cow!

When Fox and Squirrel get together, Squirrel can only see their differences. Squirrel is small and Fox is big; Squirrel lives in a nest and Fox in a burrow; Squirrel likes the day and Fox, the night. But as their friendship grows, Fox gently points out that their differences are good, and more than that, they have many things in common too. Even Squirrel begins to see that maybe they are not so different after all!

This irresistible story about the adventures of two lovable friends is told through expressive watercolour illustrations full of energy, humour, and warmth. The simple text and joyful art deliver a heartwarming tale with a subtle but profound message about friendship, acceptance, and working together.

Sample spread

Praise for Ruth Ohi:

*"As always, Ohi's warm watercolours bring her subjects to life. Her prose is spare and evocative, full of simple sentences that pack in loads of humour, warmth, and character." —Quill & Quire, starred review (for Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem)

"A tender tale for the very small told via generous amounts of vibrant watercolour daubed over double pages and a perfect economy of words." —The Globe and Mail (for Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move)

"Profound in its simplicity, this story has it all: a dab of magic, a spirit of adventure, suspense, resolution and a comforting and satisfying end." —Canadian Children's Book News (for Chicken, Pig, Cow)


  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014


Rights Sold

  • English (Asia) - Scholastic Asia
  • English (Australia) - Scholastic Australia
  • Chinese Simplified - Henan Tianxing
  • Dutch - Memphis Belle
  • English (US clubs) - Scholastic Inc.
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Korean - JEI Corp
  • Turkish - Arkadas

Selling Points

  • Ruth Ohi is one of Canada's premier illustrators and writers for kids.
  • Ohi is a very effective promoter and is active in the school and library circuits.
  • The themes of tolerance and acceptance are timely and handled perfectly for the age group.
  • Kids will love the energy and joy in these irresistible new characters, Squirrel and Fox.


Also by
Ruth Ohi

  • Friends for Real
  • No Help Wanted!
  • Fox and Squirrel: The Best Christmas Ever
  • Scribble
  • Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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