Stead, Philip C. Hello, My Name is Ruby Roaring Brook Press, (Macmillan), 2013. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Ruby is a friendly bird who is curious about other birds. She befriends many different types of birds who show her how to see the world in new and exciting ways. When she comes across a bird who doesn’t want to be her friend, Ruby has to be brave and still go out and make other friends. She eventually finds a tree full of birds like her and gathers all of her new friends together.
Ruby is a great example of enjoying friends and learning from others. I liked the moral of the story that making friends isn’t always easy, but we can learn a lot from different types of friends. The illustrations are whimsical and use soft colors.
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.