Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy — she loves to make things, watch things grow and figure out how things work, with her dog Teddy by her side. And Ruby has lots of ideas about what she wants to be: maybe an animal conservationist? Or an archaeologist? She's great at excavating (i.e. digging holes). Or maybe an inventor? She's already invented a book with smells instead of words (so dogs can read it) and a time machine (the dinosaurs did have feathers after all, and the future is looking wild).
This delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity is a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie. Young readers will love sharing Ruby's day, as she asks questions of herself and the reader from "Do you feel your skeleton under your skin?" to "What kinds of things are you curious about?" This is Ruby, and this is her world.
"Brown-skinned Ruby, with her sweet smile, huge Afro, and dynamic curiosity, is an engaging protagonist in whose world readers will delightedly immerse themselves. The illustrations use a tropical palette and a range of double-page spreads and vignettes, including a lovely wordless spread, to achieve an inviting narrative that feels complete with introduction, deep imagination, and a thoughtful farewell to readers. Ruby is an inspirational character and, for truly imaginative young minds, a wonderful playmate." — Kirkus Reviews
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|May 25, 2021