Ruby Red Shoes is a white hare who lives in a prettily painted caravan with her grandmother. She is gentle and kind, cheery and enchanting. She loves animals and people, trees and nature, flowers and sunshine.
Ruby is particularly partial to strawberry jam and peppermint tea. She is also rather fond of red shoes.
Australian illustrator and author Kate Knapp creates all her artwork by hand using pencil, ink, watercolour ... and a little magic. Her design studio, Twigseeds, produces cards, prints, stationery, and books.
Kate’s first book, Ruby Red Shoes, was shortlisted for the 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration. The sequel, Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris, was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards.
Kate lives in Brisbane, Queensland.