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Ruby In Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett
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Ruby In Her Own Time

by Jonathan Emmett

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This is a lovely story about a duckling named Ruby who is what could be considered a late bloomer. It was really sweet how the mother never tried to rush her but instead always said "in her own time" when Ruby would be slower than the others. It has a great lesson about growing up and maturing at different times, that it's not a negative thing but can turn out better in the end. ( )
  kryoung1 | Feb 12, 2014 |
Ruby, is the last one to hatch. She is developing a little slower then the others, but when it comes down to flying she is the best one. This was a very cute book. It would also teach people to never give up because it will happen one day at your own pace. ( )
  MaryEttaJ | Apr 24, 2013 |
Ruby, the last of Mother Duck's and Father Duck's aggs to hatch, is slower to develop than her four siblings, until the day that she flies farther and higher than any of them. ( )
  kidlit9 | Mar 29, 2012 |
This story is about a duckling who hatched later then her siblings and caught up to them as she got older. ( )
  kelsimcnab | Feb 25, 2012 |
This was a cute book about never giving up. The father always doubted little ruby, but the mother always kept her faith and knew that her daughter ruby, was something special. And she was, flying further and higher than all her other siblings. This is a great book to read to children that shows them that eventually, they will catch up with others too- in their "own time." ( )
  kloupe1 | Nov 13, 2011 |
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In today’s dog-eat-dog world of competitive parenting, where moms and dads flaunt their children’s developmental milestone accomplishments like Wall Street coups, little duckling Ruby simply won’t play that game. She hatches late, is a picky eater, and refuses to swim, even while siblings Rufus, Rorie, Rosie, and Rebecca stick with the program. Their father despairs of Ruby ever catching up, but wise Mother Duck is quietly confident: "She will…in her own time." And sure enough, when it comes time to spread their wings, Ruby flies higher and farther than any of her brothers and sisters. But will she ever come back? You guessed it: "She will…in her own time."

Jonathan Emmett (Bringing Down the Moon) pens a positively charming, nicely rounded story, perfect for tots--and their anxious parents--who live on their own timeline. Rebecca Harry’s cheery pastel illustrations give readers an adorable duck family they’ll want to reach out and touch. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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Rubyis a duck who does everything in her own time. She takes her time hatching, eating, swimming, flying, and starting her own family.

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