International Rights

Fox and Squirrel

By: Ruth Ohi
  • ISBN 9781443119146, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 2 to 7
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.

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.


  • 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