Ruby In Her Own Time

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To coincide with our HC publication of THIS WAY, RUBY!, here's the sweet little duckling's picture book debut--now in paperback.

Mother Duck and Father Duck are worried about Ruby. As the littlest duckling of the family, she learns to eat and swim long after her four sisters and brothers. Father Duck frets that Ruby will never catch up, but Mother Duck calmly reassures him that Ruby will flourish -- "in her own time."
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Overview

To coincide with our HC publication of THIS WAY, RUBY!, here's the sweet little duckling's picture book debut--now in paperback.

Mother Duck and Father Duck are worried about Ruby. As the littlest duckling of the family, she learns to eat and swim long after her four sisters and brothers. Father Duck frets that Ruby will never catch up, but Mother Duck calmly reassures him that Ruby will flourish -- "in her own time."
Readers of all ages who have ever felt like the biggest or the littlest, the slowest or the fastest, or somewhere in between, will root for Ruby as she takes wing toward independence, at last. Once you've met Ruby, you'll never forget her!

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Children's Literature - Tiffany Vernon
Mother Duck and Father Duck anxiously await the hatching of their five eggs. Much to their surprise, when hatching time arrives, only four eggs hatch. Father Duck is concerned, but Mother Duck reassures him that the duckling that has yet to hatch will do so "in her own time," and she does. As this tale continues, the "late bloomer" duckling, known as Ruby, lags behind her siblings when it comes to reaching other developmental milestones such as eating, swimming, and flying. Her father continues to worry, but Mother Duck remains steadfast in her declaration that Ruby will do these things "in her own time," which she does. By the end of this tale, not only does Ruby catch up with her siblings, but she surpasses them, showing that everyone does, in fact, develop at their own pace and should not be pressured to move at any pace other than their own. This heartwarming story is truly delightful and contains a lesson that is valuable to both children and adults alike. Rebecca Harry's beautiful illustrations with soft pastel colors wonderfully portray Emmett's duck family. Reviewer: Tiffany Vernon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439862783
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    A baby duck does it her way

    A really sweet book with lovely illustrations. The story is inspiring. A baby duck does things more slowly than her siblings, but mother duck is confident that Ruby will do everything 'in her own time,' and she does. My daughter made us read it over and over until she had it memorized.

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