Ruby Red Shoes (Hardcover)

By Kate Knapp

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9780593123461, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Winter 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“This is a positively charming story of the beauty all around and the knowledge of right action. If the world worked half as well as what I see in these pages, we would probably all be fine. The illustrations alone are like a quiet moment of mindful beauty. I have to give it a 10 and will most certainly gift this one myself.”
— Kathryn Nassberg, Otto Bookstore, Williamsport, PA
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Description

Are you ready for the coziest book of the year, with the charm of a modern-day Beatrix Potter? Pull up your comfiest chair, snuggle under a warm blanket, and discover the peaceful, enchanting world of Ruby Red Shoes and her grandmother, where friends are always welcome.

Ruby Red Shoes is a thoughtful bunny who lives in a colorful painted caravan with her beloved grandmother. She is gentle and kind and cares for all living things. She loves strawberry jam, peppermint tea, long baths, and her wonderful pet chickens!

Children just learning to read on their own will treasure this beautiful story that they can read on their own or enjoy as a read-aloud. Teeming with whimsy, Ruby's mindful, tranquil world embraces the reader like a warm hug. And bedtimes will be gentle, sweet moments, as young readers see Ruby and her grandmother tucked in with a book and a favorite quilt, watching the magical stars twinkle in the velvety sky. Once you've made friends with Ruby Red Shoes, you'll have a friend for life.

"As a student of pleasant companionship, mindful existence, and living one’s best life, Ruby Red Shoes excels, paws down."—Publishers Weekly

"Everything about this book asks readers to go slowly, to put aside the expected, and to savor the simplicity of the moment."—Kirkus


About the Author

KATE KNAPP is an Australian author and illustrator. Her design and illustration studio, Twigseeds, has given flight to a world of colorful characters, including the charming and much-loved hare Ruby Red Shoes, who has appeared in books, as a plush toy, and on charming housewares. Kate creates all her artwork by hand, using pencil, ink, watercolor . . . and a bit of magic. Learn more about her work and Ruby Red Shoes at rubyredshoes.com.au and follow her on Instagram at @Twigseeds.


Praise For Ruby Red Shoes

"As a student of pleasant companionship, mindful existence, and living one’s best life, Ruby Red Shoes excels, paws down."—Publishers Weekly

"Everything about this book asks readers to go slowly, to put aside the expected, and to savor the simplicity of the moment."—Kirkus