This week there was one clear winner among the seven books we checked out from the library.
Good Night, Baby RubyÂ by Rohan Henry
Rohan Henry’s deceptively simple line drawings are punctuated by a strategic use of soft, yet bright colors resulting in page after page of very lively, eye-catching illustrations that just dance off the page. Ruby herself is a spunky, curly-haired little toddler who keeps herself busy by trying on Mommy’s clothes, sitting on the plants, and looking at Daddy’s newspaper instead of going to bed (my daughter’s response to his drawing: “My Daddy reading newspaper, too!). My favorite illustrations are of Ruby’s adorable cat but I think the toddler truly loves Ruby herself and relates to her wanting to do things all by herself.