Ruby Red Shoes is a white hare who lives in a prettily painted caravan with her grandmother. She adores her red shoes. Her first knitted pair were the colour of radishes and she wailed anytime someone tried to take them off - so red shoes it was and red shoes it always has been.
Ruby 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.
"I read lots of children’s books. Every so often, one comes along that is remarkable, quite different to anything else and an absolute treasure.
Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp is such a book.
The very first thing I noticed about this gorgeous book was how it appealed to the senses – descriptions of the scent of violets, the crunch of carrots, the warmth of a cosy chair and the like are peppered through the simple story of a little hare named Ruby and her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka."
"Each page is a showcase of Ruby's world, with the sweetest illustrations - in both full scene and snippets. As much a visual journey as a story, Ruby Red Shoes has a basic premise but one that is refreshing, sweet, simple and easily-cherished."
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Ruby is the creation of Australian illustrator and author Kate Knapp.
- Ages: 4-8 years
- Format : Hardcover
- Size : 23.8 x 17.2 x 1.3cm
- Pages : 48