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Fitz and Cleo

Fitz and Cleo

A Fitz and Cleo Book (Volume 1)

Jonathan Stutzman; illustrations by Heather Fox

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


The dynamo team behind Llama Destroys the World invites you to meet the stars of their first graphic novel—Fitz and Cleo! If you’re a fan of Narwhal and Jelly or Owly, get ready to fall head over heels for this brother-and-sister duo.

Fitz and Cleo are siblings by chance, but best friends by choice. Oh, and they also happen to be ghosts!

Join Cleo, a happy-go-lucky kind of gal, and Fitz, her science-minded brother, as they laugh their way through eleven gut-busting stories, including exploring the beach with a new friend, enjoying some ice cream, playing baseball, and gazing at the stars.

Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the creative team responsible for your favorite doomsday-prone Llama, team up again for a silly and heartwarming graphic novel that is perfect for newly independent readers and comics enthusiasts. The book highlights just how wonderful the world can be when you mix a little fun with some great friends.

Praise for Fitz and Cleo

"Dialogue-driven, with plenty of wordplay courtesy of Stutzman, this spirited series debut abounds with heart." —Publishers Weekly

"This new duo will float off shelves, and fans of Ben ­Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly, Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie, Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat, and Salina Yoon’s Duck, Duck, Porcupine will be delighted." —School Library Journal

"Bubbly art, bold colors, and breezy paneling keep the tone playful, and fans of Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly or Willems’ Elephant and Piggie will be happy to find another pair of pals to hang out with as they build their literacy skills." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for the Llama series!

A Kids' Indie Next List Top 10 Pick
NAIBA 2019 Picture Book of the Year

"Silly fun." —People Magazine

"[W]ill have everyone laughing out loud." —Romper

"[A] super silly, amazingly original, best-when-read-aloud picture book." —BookPage

"Epic." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Reviews from Goodreads

Jonathan Stutzman; illustrations by Heather Fox

Jonathan Stutzman is the author of numerous books for children, including Llama Destroys the World, Don't Feed the Coos, Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse, and Santa Baby (all illustrated by Heather Fox), as well as the Tiny T-Rex series. He received his masters at Temple University for film and digital media. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Heather Fox.

Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. She is the illustrator of Llama Destroys the World, Don't Feed the Coos, Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse, and Santa Baby (all written by Jonathan Stutzman). She lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Jonathan Stutzman.

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Jonathan Stutzman

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