This is Ruby by Sara O’Leary ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Published: 25 May 2021 by Penguin Random House Canada/Tundra Books
Page count: 32 (print length)
My Format: eBook via NetGalley (ARC)
Cover: Cute
Pacing: Good
Ending: Great
Do I Recommend: Yes
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy This is Ruby

My rating: ★★★★★

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that’s too big to contain! Ruby is always busy — she loves to make things, watch things grow and figure out how things work, with her dog Teddy by her side. And Ruby has lots of ideas about what she wants to be: maybe an animal conservationist? Or an archaeologist? She’s great at excavating (i.e. digging holes). Or maybe an inventor? She’s already invented a book with smells instead of words (so dogs can read it) and a time machine (the dinosaurs did have feathers after all, and the future is looking wild). This is Ruby, and this is her world.

My Thoughts
I love STEM-related children’s books. Here are my pros and cons for This is Ruby:


  1. First, the illustrations by Alea Marley are just perfect.
  2. I love that this is about a little girl who loves to learn and loves to figure out how things work!
  3. This book reinforces the idea that girls can grow up to be anything they want to be! Ruby dreams of becoming an animal conservationist, a doctor, an inventor, an archeologist, and just about everything in between!
  4. I love how Ruby gets her dog involved in her activities! So cute!



Any book that encourages kids to learn and dream big is a great book in my opinion! If you have an inquisitive child, this would be a great book to encouraging them to keep dreaming and learning!

Written for reading ages 3 to 7.

Thank you NetGalley and Tundra Books for providing an ebook, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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