Ruby Paints a Picture (Library Binding)

By Susan Hill, Margie Moore (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060089788, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2005



When Ruby decides to do a painting of a big tree, her friends all want to be in the picture. "Paint me! Paint me!" each of them says. So Ruby does, but each friend thinks Ruby has neglected to show his or her best feature. "You forgot to paint my red tail," says Fiona Fox. "You forgot to paint my wide wings," says Carlos Crow. Yet once the painting is finished, Ruby's friends find that she just may have portrayed the best part of them after all.

Expressive paintings perfectly capture the best part of this new story about Ruby, the irrepressible raccoon, first introduced in ruby bakes a cake and as full of childlike good humor as ever.