Read to Me Picture Book Challenge and GIVEAWAY: Razzle-Dazzle Ruby by Masha D'yans

Razzle-Dazzle Ruby
written and illustrated by Masha D'yans
Scholastic, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-545-22500-7
Grades PreK-1
Reviewed from copy won in blog giveaway.

BLURBA regular day becomes a magical adventure in this stunning novelty picture book from an amazing new talent! Ruby can make the ordinary extraordinary! Come skate on a shimmering pond, roll a giant snowball, sled down a snowy hill, and create soaring snow angels with her as she becomes a snow queen and transforms a typical winter day into a gleaming-beaming fairy tale.

When I first saw this book I thought it would be perfect for my kindergarten girls.  It has a really cute little girl (Ruby) in a purple dress and flashing stockings.  It has glitter on the cover which speaks "girl book" loud and clear.  Once I read the book though I realized that the story could appeal to any child, boy or girl.  Living in a state that is famous for its winter sports, especially skiing, the children around here have lots of experience playing in the snow.  The first test was my four-year-old nephew and the book passed with flying colors.  He very much enjoyed the tabs and pulls.  Then I decided to try it with my kindergartners.  I wasn't sure how well it would work with the tabs and pulls, but it turns out the students really liked it, both boys and girls.  The flipping snowman was an especially big hit. I highly recommend this book for both boys and girls who like playing in the snow.  It would go great with Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day or Shirley Neitzel's The Jacket I Wear in the Snow for a story time about playing in the snow.

WATERING LEVEL:  20 of 36 Completed (I also read The Snowy Day and The Jacket I Wear in the Snow the same day).

Check out The Lemme Library for more great book recommendations. Book Talk Tuesday occurs every Tuesday, see here for past links.

To celebrate a year that is almost over and a delightful book, I am giving away one copy of this book through Book Depository.  This giveaway is open internationally.  Please leave a comment below and I will use to pick a winner on December 30, 2011.  Make sure you leave an email address or other method for me to contact you should you win. Good Luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Thanks to all those who entered.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway—this book would make a great gift for my niece!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  2. Happy New Year & thanks for the giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  3. Thank you.


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