Learn with Ruby Red Shoes Counting Book
Angus & Robertson, 2018
32pp., hbk., RRP $A14.99
One is for me. I’m one of a kind.
I’m separate from you and
I know my own mind.
Unlike a lot of counting books for early childhood which just have a digit and a word and the required number of objects (of whatever theme) beside them, this is more personalised as Ruby introduces the young reader to the things that she likes. The rhyming format and the gentle pictures which earned the creator a shortlisting 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration, carry the story from page to page and do more than just teach counting and matching skills.
Ruby Red Shoes is fast becoming a popular figure with our littlest readers and the accompanying website with its activities, news, and opportunity to write to Ruby provides a broader experience.
Also released at this time is the requisite alphabet book and in March 2019, two more books will be added to the series.