When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy
Publication Date: January 8, 2008
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Ruby Louise Hawthorne can’t believe her eyes. Right there, in Miss Wysterious’s garden, teacups are growing on trees, shoes are sprouting like weeds, and eggbeaters are jangling from branches. So maybe Ruby should listen when Miss Wysterious tells her all the important rules of gardening–like watering and weeding and labeling what you plant. That way, when Ruby plants her jellybeans, they really just might grow. . . . Anyone with even the slightest sweet tooth is sure to rejoice along with Ruby when her candy finally sprouts! And it’s all depicted in Fisher’s mixedmedia illustrations that include real candy!
Valorie Fisher is the creator of many innovative books for children, most recently How High Can a Dinosaur Count?, which Publishers Weekly called an “entertaining book of numbers” in a starred review. Her other books include Nonsense! and Ellsworth’s Extraordinary Electric Ears and Other Amazing Alphabet Anecdotes, deemed “eye-popping” in a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She also provided the photographs for Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little, a middle-grade novel by Peggy Gifford. She lives in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut.