Ruby In Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett

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Meet Ruby -- a little duckling who reaches big milestones in the heartwarming picture book gem.


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!
 

About Jonathan Emmett

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Jonathan Emmett is the author of A Turtle in the Toilet and A Mouse in the Marmalade, both illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. He lives in Nottingham, England, with his family.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Darling duckling Ruby, from Ruby in Her Own Time (2004), is still the littlest of the clutch, content to take things in her own time.

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The story comes full circle when Mother Duck asks, “Will she ever come back?” It’s Father Duck who replies, “In her own time.” And Ruby does, with a brood of her own, as Mother and Father Duck proudly look on.

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Emmett's (Bringing Down the Moon )cuddly tale stars a mother and father duck who lovingly watch over the five eggs in their nest until hatching time arrives.

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