Ruby Red Shoes
by Kate Knapp
Babushka Galushka encourages Ruby to be an aware hare, treating everyone’s feelings, as well as her own, with great care.
‘Feelings are just like delicate birds’ eggs,’ she would say. ‘Be as gentle as you can with them.’
Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people. Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea.
What people are saying about Ruby...
This is a truly beautiful book that we have completely fallen in love with. The illustrations are as adorable as the story.
~ The Ladybirds’ Adventures, UK
Ruby herself is a delightful protagonist. ‘An aware hare’ who lives consciously from day to day, enjoying everything about her simple routine, from the veg patch to her dumpling of a cuddly grandmother.
~ Life As It Is, UK
The story of ravishing rabbit Ruby is so full of whimsy and wonder that children and adults will happily abide. The pictures are dreamy and the sense of humour delightful.
~ Weekend West, AUS
As a student of pleasant companionship, mindful existence, and living one’s best life, Ruby Red Shoes excels, paws down.
~ Publishers Weekly, US
Everything about this book asks readers to go slowly, to put aside the expected, and to savour the simplicity of the moment.
~ Kirkus, US
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. I have to give it a 10 and will most certainly gift this one myself.
~ Indies Choice Awards, American Booksellers Association, US
Shortlisted – 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration
Selected – American Booksellers Association (ABA) Indies Choice Awards
Selected – E.B. White Read Aloud Awards 2019-2020 Kids’ Indie Next List