Ruby Flew Too! by Jonathan Emmett

Ruby Flew Too!

Written by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Rebecca Harry

3+ readers   
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A useful book about overcoming anxiety.

A warm and reassuring story that encourages children to discover the world at their own pace. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this is a very special book.


Ruby Flew Too! by Jonathan Emmett

Mother and Father Duck have five eggs in their nest and they are all special. Father Duck is worried about Ruby. She is slow to hatch and the last to eat and swim. But Mother Duck knows that Ruby will flourish in her own time, and sure enough, when her turn comes to fly, she is the strongest and steadiest little duck in the sky.

About the Author

Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th March 2005




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