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Ruby Roars

by Margaret Wild, Kerry Argent

When she was a baby, Ruby liked making popping noises with her dummy. ‘Pop! Pop! Pop!’

When she was older, she tried making scary noises instead. ‘Scrrr! Screekle! Scrunch!’But she couldn’t frighten anyone, not a frog, not a fish.

‘Shivers!’ thought Ruby.

What was the scariest noise she could make?

And she opened her mouth wide to find out…

‘Beware, this story could provoke a wild rumpus.’ Magpies

Both author and illustrator are donating a portion of their royalties to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.

 



About Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild is one of Australia’s most prolific and courageous authors, unafraid to tackle difficult subjects, such as death, old age and social deprivation with both sensitivity and openness. Her heart-warming, moving picture books have been acclaimed both in Australia and overseas. Margaret’s talents have won her many awards throughout her career. In 1990, she won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Picture Book of the Year for The Very Best of Friends, published by Margaret Hamilton Books. Other CBC short-listed and Commended books by Margaret include: Let the Celebrations Begin!; There’s a Sea in My Bedroom; Creatures in the Beard; Mr Nick’s Knitting; Thank You Santa; A Bit of Company; The Slumber Party; and Toby. In 1996, The Midnight Gang, a whimsical, joyous picture book about the night prowlings of a group of toddlers, was published by Omnibus Books. It was short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award.


About Kerry Argent

Kerry Argent is one of Australia's finest and most highly acclaimed illustrators. Her first picture book, One Woolly Wombat was published while she was still at art school and went on to become an international bestseller. She has worked with many fine writers to produce such favourites as Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa (with Margaret Wild) and Wombat Divine (with Mem Fox).



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