My first brush with Ruby Red Shoes left me a little unsure.
The story & illustrations were sweet, delightful and wholesome, but a part of me was going "ohhh - too sweet and wholesome for my liking."
But over the past few months, Ruby has been worming her way into my heart.
I started following her on Instagram and facebook where I saw some of the pictures for the Paris book as works-in-progress.
Ruby Red Shoes has been a success story in our little Indie bookshop - it gets regular requests and is a storytime hit - especially with grandma's and 6 year old girls.
Publication date for Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris was flagged on social media and I found myself getting a little bit excited.
And it doesn't disappoint.
The story is as sweet and delightful and as wholesome as before, but this time with a chic, European sophistication.
Below are two little quotes that tickled my fancy...
"fizzing with excitement" &
"delicate chinks as coffee cups kiss their saucers."
Knapp has created a lovely early reader that will delight generations to come, especially if she adds to the series with more "...goes to..." titles.
Yes, this is a talking animal story (see Midnite review below) but the rabbits only talk to other rabbits. And that makes all the difference!