Book of the Month


This Way, Ruby

Jonathan Emmett

Rebecca Harry


Character Trait: Responsibility





From School Library Journal
Mother and Father Duck have five ducklings. While all of the others are adventurous and plunge full-steam ahead into the water, Ruby, the smallest, prefers to swim slowly, looking at everything around her. She quite often falls behind, but her encouraging siblings call, "This way, Ruby!" One day, while they race along, she notices something her siblings have not-a storm coming their way-and they have no idea which way to turn. Luckily, Ruby's observational skills come to the rescue. This is a sweet book for preschoolers, who will enjoy the little bit of danger and the reassurance that Ruby will find the way home. Harry's illustrations are charming, giving each duckling its own personality. The pastel palette provides a sense of comfort and well-being throughout. Small details are tucked into each picture for children to discover. This follow-up to Ruby in Her Own Time (Scholastic, 2004) is perfect for story times and family

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