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Author: Peggy Rathmann Narrator: Kirsten Krohn Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047128
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A distinctive story about individuality, from award-winning author and illustrator Peggy Rathmann

Ruby is a copycat! It's the first day of school, and Ruby is new. When her classmate Angela wears a red bow in her hair, Ruby comes back from lunch wearing a red bow, too. When Angela wears a flowered dress, suddenly Ruby's wearing one, too. Fortunately, Ruby's teacher knows a better way to help Ruby fit in-by showing Ruby how much fun it is to be herself.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rathmann’s expressively…quirky and individualistic first book encourages readers to have confidence and not to take skills, however unimpressive they may seem, for granted.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A strong story…that addresses the philosophical question of individuality vs. conformity…A small gem.”

    School Library Journal

  • “An enjoyable read-aloud with potential for instigating some interesting discussions among young listeners.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Rathmann plots the evolution of a friendship going sour, primary-grade style, with sensitivity and just enough exaggeration to provide humor…[Ruby’s] gradual realization is believably drawn, and children have been known to profit from good advice…Nicely capture[s] the nuances of the characters’ feelings. A solid debut.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Peggy Rathmann was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in the suburbs. Ms. Rathmann attended colleges everywhere, changing her major often. She eventually earned a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota. She then studied commercial art at the American Academy in Chicago, fine art at the Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children’s-book writing and illustration at the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. Ms. Rathmann lives and works in Nicasio, California, on a ranch she shares with her husband, John Wick, and a very funny bunch of birds.