Ruby and Leonard and the Great Big Surprise

Overview

When you're a mouse, even the smallest tasks seem overwhelming—but keeping a secret is the hardest task of all!


 

One day, Leonard had an idea. He whispered his plan to Ruby. "But it’s a surprise," he said. "So we can’t tell the others?" asked Ruby. "That’s right," said Leonard.

In this delightful story of friendship, Leonard wants to make a birthday cake for Ruby, but finds he can't do it without enlisting Ruby's help. So he adopts a ...

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Overview

When you're a mouse, even the smallest tasks seem overwhelming—but keeping a secret is the hardest task of all!


 

One day, Leonard had an idea. He whispered his plan to Ruby. "But it’s a surprise," he said. "So we can’t tell the others?" asked Ruby. "That’s right," said Leonard.

In this delightful story of friendship, Leonard wants to make a birthday cake for Ruby, but finds he can't do it without enlisting Ruby's help. So he adopts a clever ploy, only to find that it is he who gets the biggest surprise of all! This cute-as-pie picture book includes a delicious cupcake recipe.

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"The simple, descriptive, witty text incorporates lively dialogue, while the playful pastel illustrations extend the activities with intricate details, including familiar kitchen accoutrements, all seen through an amusing, mouse-eye view . . . an entertaining read-aloud with fun a birthday element that's extended in the appended cupcake recipe."   —Booklist

"A popular Australian illustrator demonstrates that she can also spin a good yarn."  —Booklist on Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse

"Rossell makes Benito positively adorable. . . . Her piney woods are suffused with a soft light; even when a skewed overhead perspective emphasizes Benito's uneasiness, they're still a comfortable place for small children to be."  —Kirkus Reviews on Too Tight, Benito!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921541599
  • Publisher: Little Hare Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Rossell is the author of Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse and Sam and the Killer Robot. She also designs stunning puzzle books, including Inspector Rockfort & the Missing Treasure, and is the illustrator of such picture books as Too Tight, Benito!

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