Baby Ruby Bawled by Ken Wilson-Max, Malaika Rose Stanley


Baby Ruby Bawled by Ken Wilson-Max, Malaika Rose Stanley

Baby Ruby won't stop crying. Dad gives her a bath, Mum gives her a feed, Nana takes her for a drive and Grandad walks her around the garden. But Ruby keeps on bawling. At last her brother Theo has a go and sings her a special song he makes up. The whole family are so tired after all of this, they fall asleep - all except Ruby.


This is a nicely-tuned unexpected ending to the story, and the strong, painterly illustrations are quite superb. -- Elizabeth Schlenther Book for Keeps An endearing depiction of a scenario all too familiar to many families with small babies, which is amusingly and sympathetically illustrated in Ken Wilson-Max's trademark style. BookTrust A sweet family story simply told with lovely repetition and, of course, the wonderful alliteration of the title. Books I Read My Son A lovely story about an extended family working together, which will appeal to all those who have ever wondered what to do with a bawling baby. Parents in Touch A humorous and tender family story with special parent appeal. -- Angela Redfern School Library Association

About the Author

Malaika Rose Stanley grew up in Birmingham. She has worked as a teacher in Zambia, Uganda, Germany, Switzerland and Britain. She is now a full-time writer. She occasionally runs creativity and writing workshops for children and adults. Her publications include Man Hunt, Operation X and Dad Alert (Orchard), Getting Bigger (Nelson Thornes) and short stories for anthologies and literacy packs. Malaika also enjoys travel, yoga, jazz singing, reading, watching football and gardening. She lives with her family in north London.

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24 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


Ken Wilson-Max, Malaika Rose Stanley
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Publication date

29th April 2010



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