You'll either love Ruby Red Shoes or you wont.
Some of you will read Ruby with a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye and an "oh how sweet" on your lips.
The rest of you will go "oh too saccharine sweet for me"!
Either way though you will have to agree that Kate Knapp's heart is in the right place.
Ruby is an aware hare who lives with her grandmother. She is environmentally friendly, sensitive and gentle. Ruby loves strawberry jam and peppermint tea.
Ruby's grandmother is thoughtful and nurturing.
But now that the end of the world has been and gone perhaps focusing on sweetness and light and all things nice is a better, more satisfying way to spend our time!
Kate is fairly well known in Australia for her affirmation card range. Her illustrations & quotes are delightful, quaint and sentimental.
My favourites include:
"Words have wings so speak good things."
"The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here.
The way to be happy is to make others so."
Ruby Red Shoes has been one of our runaway Christmas best sellers at work.
It's a big hit with Grandmothers and 6 year old girls alike - the perfect book for sharing and caring together.
I've included this post on Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday 'K' post.