Ruby's voice is SO loud, it's driving everyone crazy! Then Ruby's jazz-playing neighbors come up with a plan to help her control her volume. Ruby finally learns to sing to her heart's content...without everyone needing earplugs! (Well, most of the time.) The perfect book-fun, celebratory, and maybe even a little helpful-for any family with its own irrepressible Ruby.
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Niki Daly is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books, including Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky, a New York Times Best Illustrated book.From Booklist:
PreS-Gr. 2. Ruby's voice is so loud that her neighbors call her "Boom-box," and "Loud-mouth," and the kids at school won't play with her. Feeling silenced and criticized, Ruby falls into a funk until her cool, jazz musician neighbors teach her to harness her amazing vocal chords. Soon Ruby is singing the blues and taking her school auditorium by storm. Daly tells a simple story of a child learning to focus and develop her talents. The nicely paced, rhythmic text will read well to a crowd, and the lyrical descriptions of what Ruby learns to do ("sing sharp, zooming notes like the sounds of the city . . and gentle breathy notes like a cool evening breeze") will introduce children to the musicianship and emotion singers bring to their work. Daly's mixed-media illustrations showcase a cast of urban hipsters wearing patterned outfits that extend the rhythms in the story, and present raucous scenes of folks in Ruby's multicultural neighborhood grooving to tunes that celebrate music's power to bring people together. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111599900297
Book Description Bloomsbury USA Childrens. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1599900297 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1658811
Book Description Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1599900297