Hello, My Name Is Ruby

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Hello, My Name Is Ruby

By Philip Christian Stead; Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596438095, 36pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Description

Join Ruby, a plucky little bird, as she ventures through life, making new friends, learning new skills and asking questions which may have some very surprising results.

Fearless Ruby's search for adventure, friendship and her place in the world comes to life through acclaimed author/illustrator Philip C. Stead's whimsical illustrations and succinct, charming text.

This title has Common Core connections.



About the Author


PHILIP C. STEAD is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning "A Sick Day for Amos McGee", also named a "New York Times "Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a "Publishers Weekly "Best Children s Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut "Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast" (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by "School Library Journal "for its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation. Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Praise For Hello, My Name Is Ruby

*"Stead’s flora-filled settings and free-spirited style will feel happily familiar to readers of A Home for Bird (2012); the fresh storyline follows the range of reactions to an extroverted personality. . . A final encounter helps the heroine and readers comprehend and value the concepts of name and identity—and the blessings that reaching out to a diverse community bestows." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Ruby exemplifies the willingness to see the good in everyone, and Stead’s artwork echoes her joyousness."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

"This deceptively simple tale eloquently explores the universal theme of making friends. . . This irresistible read-aloud, with its recognizable and much-loved theme, will resonate with children." -- School Library Journal