Thursday, 19 September 2013

Ruby's School Walk by Kathryn White and Miriam Latimer (Barefoot Books)

Ruby's School Walk

Written by Kathryn White

Illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Published by Barefoot Books

A wonderful flight of imagination in a book that eases a child's fears about starting school for the first time. As Ruby and her mum walk to school, Ruby imagines all the amazing things that she sees out of the corner of her eye. Something floating down the river as she crosses a bridge - crocodiles perhaps? An old abandoned house with flapping curtains - home to a crew of friendly ghosts?

Kathryn White and Miriam Latimer have come up with a brilliant and imaginative story as Ruby tells her mums about the things she sees, and mum gently points out what those things probably really are. Secretly though we love Ruby's version of events far more!

Charlotte's best bit: A ghostly haunted house, or is it? (Charlotte says when she grows up she wants to live in a haunted house!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: A lovely gentle imaginative tale to assuage fears young children might have about starting school or fears of the unknown.