Ruby In Her Own Time (Scholastic Bookshelf)

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9780439862783: Ruby In Her Own Time (Scholastic Bookshelf)

To coincide with our HC publication of THIS WAY, RUBY!, here's the sweet little duckling's picture book debut--now in paperback.

Mother Duck and Father Duck are worried about Ruby. As the littlest duckling of the family, she learns to eat and swim long after her four sisters and brothers. Father Duck frets that Ruby will never catch up, but Mother Duck calmly reassures him that Ruby will flourish -- "in her own time."
Readers of all ages who have ever felt like the biggest or the littlest, the slowest or the fastest, or somewhere in between, will root for Ruby as she takes wing toward independence, at last. Once you've met Ruby, you'll never forget her!

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In today’s dog-eat-dog world of competitive parenting, where moms and dads flaunt their children’s developmental milestone accomplishments like Wall Street coups, little duckling Ruby simply won’t play that game. She hatches late, is a picky eater, and refuses to swim, even while siblings Rufus, Rorie, Rosie, and Rebecca stick with the program. Their father despairs of Ruby ever catching up, but wise Mother Duck is quietly confident: "She will...in her own time." And sure enough, when it comes time to spread their wings, Ruby flies higher and farther than any of her brothers and sisters. But will she ever come back? You guessed it: "She will...in her own time."

Jonathan Emmett (Bringing Down the Moon) pens a positively charming, nicely rounded story, perfect for tots--and their anxious parents--who live on their own timeline. Rebecca Harry’s cheery pastel illustrations give readers an adorable duck family they’ll want to reach out and touch. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

JONATHAN EMMETT is the author of the bestselling I Love You Always and Forever and Ruby books. He lives in Nottingham, England with his family.

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