Ruby in Her Own Time by Jonathan EmmettTo coincide with our HC publication of This Way, Ruby!, heres the sweet little ducklings 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 youve met Ruby, youll never forget her!
Ruby In Her Own Time
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Emmett's Bringing Down the Moon cuddly tale stars a mother and father duck who lovingly watch over the five eggs in their nest until hatching time arrives. But when only four ducklings break out of their shells, Mother and Father Duck assure the feathered siblings that baby number five will arrive "in its own time. And though she's late to the party in many respects, Ruby eventually catches up and soars beyond her siblings on bold wings. The sweet, comforting tone of Emmett's text will be as welcome as a favorite blanket at bedtime. Bearing a resemblance to Leo the Late Bloomer , the story conveys the mother's knowing, steadfast support of Ruby, even as Father Duck has a few doubts "Will it ever hatch?
Meet Ruby -- a little duckling who reaches big milestones in the heartwarming picture book gem. Mother Duck and Father Duck are worried about Ruby. As the .
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Ruby in Her Own Time
Meet brave little Ruby, the smallest of five ducklings. This is a warm and reassuring story encouraging children to discover the world at their own pace., She is the last to eat and the last to swim. Father Duck worries that Ruby won't catch up.
Jonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in , the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher. Jonathan loved books from an early age and some of his earliest memories are of visiting his local library. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson have had a great influence on the picture books that he now writes. Pleased with the results, he found himself spending more and more time on writing and illustration. Although he qualified as an architect, he found the job unsatisfying and began pursuing a career in children's books in his spare time, eventually going full-time in , a few months before his thirtieth birthday. He now lives in Nottingham with his wife, Rachel, and children, Max and Laura.