Saturday, May 26, 2012
Ruby Redfort: Look into My Eyes by Lauren Child
I love the story of how this book came to be. According to Lauren Child, so many people (kids) wrote to her asking if Ruby Redfort was a real book and if not, could she write it? So she did. Ruby is a fun character and the book has an energy that's like The Myserious Benedict Society mixed with Turtle from The Westing Game (and multiplied by Clarice Bean). I don't think that I fully understood everything that happened in the book (there were a few too many characters and a few too many twists), but it was a fun ride and I never doubted that (does this even need a spoiler alert?) Ruby would triumph at the end. It's easy to see why she's so popular with Clarice Bean, and I have no doubt that this will be a popular book with real-life children, too.
See more at Lauren Child's website.
I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Candlewick.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Clarice Bean, That's Me by Lauren Child
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin