Fred Paronuzzi, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson

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Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8


An almost wordless book filled with nothing but the many sounds of day. Page after page, each illustration is crowded with all the noises and activity happening during a little one’s daily routine. Toddlers will delight in recognizing the onomatopoeia and find comfort in the moral of the story that comes at the special moment when you can switch off all the noises and enter a completely different world. That time comes whenever you open a book . . .

Size: 9" x 11" | 14 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764361067

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Fred Paronuzzi was born in Savoy in 1967. He has worked for a long time in Scotland, Slovakia, Canada, and the US as a French teacher. Since 2004 he has been publishing novels for young readers. His books are published in French and translated into Russian, German, English, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. Mariana Ruiz Johnson studied visual arts at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte in Buenos Aires. She then attended Sótano Blanco Art School and workshops on illustration with Saúl Óscar Rojas, Claudia Legnazzi, Svetlan Junakovic, and Gianni De Conno. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Award a la Orilla del Viento, assigned by Fondo de Cultura Económica, and in 2015 she won the Silent Book Contest, promoted by Ibby and Carthusia. She has published several books with South American, Asian, and European publishers.