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Toodle-oo Ruby Blue!

Toodle-oo is a touching story about two little girls – Ruby Blue and Lilly Wu – saying goodbye to each other.

Part poem, part song – the words rhyme as Ruby Blue and Lilly Wu remember playing together:

Toodle-oo Ruby Blue!

I had fun playing with you.

I was really worried when I saw your tiger –

But it was very funny when you tried to hide her!

In the vibrant illustrations the tiger is a small soft toy that grows to be a larger than life real tiger, which almost leaps from the page in Rachel Backshall’s brilliant illustrations.

Destined to be a beloved classic, Toodle-oo is highly predictable and easy to read. Both children and adults already love it.

Nominations

Nominated “Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children” – 2018 Randolph Caldecott Medal 

Nominated “Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children” – 2018 John Newbery Medal

Featured Illustrations from Toodle-oo Ruby Blue!

Toodle-oo is a touching story about two little girls – Ruby Blue and Lilly Wu – saying goodbye to each other.

GARN PRESS AUTHOR

DENNY TAYLOR

Denny Taylor has organized more than 30 international scholars forums. She speaks to diverse national and international audiences on a broad range of issues, especially the interconnections between the rapid acceleration in climate change and the dismantling of US public schools, which are not widely recognized. Taylor is particularly interested in bringing to the attention of the public what many parents and teachers already know, which is that in the US, children are being taught to work for the corporations that are using up Earth’s resources, contaminating the planet, and causing the climate system to adversely change, making Earth and unsafe place for our kids to be.

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame. She is Professor Emerita of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University, and the co-founder and CEO of Garn Press. Her most recent books are Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action, Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule, Rosie’s Umbrella, and Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat!

Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor

Garn Press Author

GARN PRESS ILLUSTRATOR

RACHEL BACKSHALL

Rachel Backshall, BA Oxon, is a UK artist and illustrator recently graduated from Oxford University. She has exhibited her highly acclaimed silk paintings in London, Oxford and Liverpool – many of which are inspired by her research into specific archaeological sites during her degree.

Her illustrations are inspired by the natural world and focus in particular on the wild and wonderful animals that appear both in reality, and in children’s imaginations. She is particularly interested in the concept of imaginative play, looking at the way children visualise and develop games and stories. Acknowledging that human imagination plays such a vital part to all stages of our lives, Rachel hopes to capture some of these moments within her illustrations, and in particular to relate to the magical way that children bring their toys and games to life.

Rachel has recently illustrated the prize winning Pearl of the Seas and Kris and Kate Build a BoatThe Magical Adventure for Garn Press author Ruth Finnegan, and has since been extremely honoured to work with Denny Taylor on Toodle-oo Ruby Blue as part of the Ruby Blue Series. She is currently working with both authors on future projects.

Rachel Backshall

Rachel Backshall

Garn Press Illustrator

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North West based artist specialising in silk painting and illustration. www.rachelbackshall.com

 

Section of a new series of book Illustrations, with LOTS of fish 🐠

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Colouring in time, with David Attenborough in the background… Think I might do an ostrich next! #naturalworld

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My little makeshift studio… Can’t wait to move into my new studio in a few weeks!!

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New month, new book contract 🙂 I ‘May’ have to celebrate a bit! Thank you #balestier #ruthfinnegan #illustration #childrens

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Toodle-oo is a touching story about two little girls – Ruby Blue and Lilly Wu – saying goodbye to each other.  Destined to be a beloved classic, Toodle-oo is highly predictable and easy to read. Both children and adults already love it. Nominated “Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children” – 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal. Nominated “Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children” – 2017 John Newbery Medal

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