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Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann
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Ruby the Copycat

by Peggy Rathmann

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This is a story about Ruth admiring a peer and copying her and later knowing that its great to be your self and not having to copy her friend.
Ages: 4-7
Pierce College Library
  veronicar6189 | Mar 15, 2014 |
Ruby is the new girl at school and sits behind Angela who has a pretty red bow in her hair. The next day, Ruby comes to school with a bow in her hair and Angela compliments it. But when Ruby continues to copy everything that Angela wears and says, Angela gets upset and stops talking to Ruby. The teacher notices the problem, attempts to address it with Ruby, but only ends up with her own copycat. Finally, when Ruby said she went to the opera just like their teacher that weekend, her teacher asked what else she did. Ruby said she hopped around the table 10 times, and started hopping around the room to prove what a good hopper she was. The teacher then turned on the music and encouraged everyone to hop like Ruby.

Ages: 5
Source: Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom Library
  StefV | Feb 18, 2014 |
I thought this book was very cute. It addresses a problem that I think a lot of us struggled with growing up--the desire to fit in. Like Ruby, I occasionally had problems with copying my friends (one friend once got very upset with me for copying her rainbow striped toe socks). I think this job did a nice job of showing that is it perfectly okay to be yourself, and people might even like you more if you are. ( )
  KelseyAnnB | Dec 7, 2013 |
Ruby is the new girl at school and very shy. She copies friend Angela, by wearing the same clothes and accessories. Ruby's teacher intervenes to show Ruby what it means to like herself

SOURCE: AMAZON.COM
AGE: 5 yrs
  CIERRAMOORE | Oct 31, 2013 |
This book is about the new girl in class(Ruby). She copies the girl that sits infront of her in class(Angela). At first Angela thought it was fun at first but after it happened everyday, Angela, got a irrated and started being mean. In the end they work it out. Great for preschool/schoolage.
  CindiH | Oct 17, 2013 |
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Charmingly offbeat illustrations illuminate the universal struggle of a childtrying to discover her own identity in this sensitive and endearing tale. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full color.

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Ruby insists on copying Angela, until her teacher helps her discover her own creative resources.

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