THIS WAY, RUBY! by Jonathan Emmett

THIS WAY, RUBY!

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Darling duckling Ruby, from Ruby in Her Own Time (2004), is still the littlest of the clutch, content to take things in her own time. When her bigger, bolder brothers and sisters race off to explore, Ruby prefers to take life more slowly, stopping to appreciate the waterfall, willow, fish and frogs along the way. “Look!” she cries. But the others do not stop. “THIS WAY, RUBY!” they call, unobservant in their hurry. So it’s wee Ruby who first sees big black storm clouds sweeping across the sky; and when lightning alarms and disorients the ducks, it’s Ruby who, though scared herself, uses the sights and sounds she has noticed as landmarks to navigate the way to safety. Harry’s palette of lavender, blue, green and fuzzy, yummy yellow is perfect for her charmingly bedraggled little duckies and their friendly lakeside surroundings, and Emmett’s musical, alliterative language (occasionally typeset to reflect the text) is gentle and engaging. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-439-87992-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2007




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