This Story Is for You


By Greg Pizzoli

Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Cover design or artwork by Greg Pizzoli

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$12.99 CAD



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  2. Hardcover $16.99 $17.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around April 4, 2018. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A tender lapsharing book that appreciates difference as the foundation of life-long friendship, from three-time Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli

In this sweet story by an acclaimed picture book creator, a simple “It’s nice to know you” holds so much power. This Story is for You celebrates moments of kindness, from the small to the grand, in a heartwarming tale of human connection. The comforting text shares the tone of a Ruth Krauss classic and is balanced by Greg Pizzoli’s signature bright, cheerful color palette and visual humor. Here is the perfect year-round, any-occasion gift book about love and friendship, sure to be a special read for parents, children and their friends for years to come.

Don’t miss these other favorites from Greg Pizzoli:
The Watermelon Seed
Good Night Owl
The Book Hog
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Number 1 Sam
Templeton Gets His Wish

  • "This narrative that muses about individuality, accepting others, and remaining close to friends is soothing and poetic, with words and phrases used repetitiously throughout."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Two young children, a white boy and a girl of color, describe the qualities that make each of them unique and the friendship that binds them... The illustrations are lovely and move from the stage scenes to spreads depicting the children's fantastical journeys."
    School Library Journal
  • "The soothing, incantatory words repeat sentiments that are not new, but messages about unconditional love bear repeating, especially at the end of a long day."
    Publishers Weekly

On Sale
Apr 4, 2018
Page Count
48 pages

Greg Pizzoli

About the Illustrator

Greg Pizzoli is the creator of the Baloney & Friends series as well as a three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient for The Watermelon Seed(Medal winner), The Book Hog (Honor book), and Good Night Owl (Honor book). He is also the author-illustrator of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Templeton Gets His Wish, and Number One Sam. His nonfiction for children includes the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Impossible True Story of Tricky Vic: The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, and he has also illustrated picture books written by authors such as Mac Barnett, Kelly DiPucchio, Jennifer Adams, and Margaret Wise Brown. He lives in Philadelphia.

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