Stephanie Ruble Bio:
Stephanie Ruble is an author/illustrator who loves writing about and drawing pictures of all kinds of animals: cows, elephants, bunnies, chickens, alligators, sheep, and lemurs too! She's been making art since she could finger paint, and drawing since she could hold a crayon. This native Minnesotan currently resides in New York with her husband. Ewe and Aye is her first picture book. For more info about Stephanie and her art influences, click here.
EWE AND AYE announcement:
(from Publisher’s Lunch)
Candace Ryan’s EWE AND AYE, the story of a sheep and lemur who are empowered to great heights by their cooperation, with illustrations by Stephanie Ruble, to Kevin Lewis at Hyperion Children’s, for publication in Winter 2014, by Rubin Pfeffer of East-West Agency on behalf of author and Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary on behalf of illustrator (World).
About EWE AND AYE:
EWE AND AYE written by Candace Ryan, illustrated by Stephanie Ruble
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Catalog Copy: EWE was a sheep with a feel for wheels. AYE was a lemur with a thing for wings. BUT it wasn’t until Ewe and Aye found one another that things really got off the ground.
Whimsical word play and heartfelt humor work hand-in-hand in this irresistibly vibrant celebration of the unlimited possibilities of togetherness.
EWE AND AYE Cover Image:
Kirkus: "Ryan’s punning is nicely expanded in Ruble’s zippy illustrations. ... Lots of fun."
School Library Journal: "The goggle-wearing animals in their heart-soled sneakers are expressive and charming. ... The wordplay is clever, and the art is sweet ..."
Publisher's Weekly: "But the real attraction is debut illustrator Ruble—she brings an exuberant energy to each scene ..."
Booklist: "Positive and inspirational, this will strike a chord with young readers who have big dreams."