My new children’s picture book, Ruby Learns to Read, is about a chicken that wants desperately to learn to read but finds is difficult. The letters seem to jump around on the page and they all look like “chicken scratches” to her.
Finally over time, with much practice and persistence and the help of a little boy, Dylan, she can read a whole story to her delight. She then offers to teach the family cat, Puffin, to read. But Puffin isn’t so sure she wants to learn.
This is a story for young children who are just learning to read or who find reading difficult, ages 5 to 8 years old.