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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Ruby, Blue and Blanket by Jane Hissey

Ruby, Blue and Blanket
Brand new picture book from much-loved author/illustrator Jane Hissey. Ruby, Blue and Blanket are playing dressing up, but Ruby doesn't know what to be; a cowboy, a witch or a ghost in a sheet? 'I just can't decide!' she cries. Luckily Blanket's idea makes everyone happy, but who will win the glittering prize?

When I hear the name Jane Hissey I immediately think of brown teddy bears, traditional stories and stories which become childhood favourites and stay with you for a long time.
This book is another one which is going to be brought out time after time, shared and retold by parents, their children and their children in the future. It is written in Hissey's fantastic rhyme and is accompanied by beautiful illustrations which would look perfect in any child's nursery or bedroom. Timeless elegance which will stand the test of time.

This story is about dressing up, a past time which children of all ages enjoy. It is for this reason that this book will capture a young child's imagination and can lead to enchanted conversations after reading the book about what to dress up as next on a long rainy afternoon or as inspiration when another party invitation comes home from school and another costume is required!

This would make a beautiful gift to a small child or as a book to share during story time or at bedtime.

Thank you to Antonia Wilkinson and Scribblers for sending me this beautiful book to review. It is one that my children and I will treasure and I am sure it will be book that will be reread many times.

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