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Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!
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Lisa Shanahan (Author) Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books and fiction for young people. Some of her well-loved books include GORDON'S GOT A SNOOKIE, illustrated by Wayne Harris, and BEAR AND CHOOK and DADDY'S HAVING A HORSE, illustrated by Emma Quay. Her picture book BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA, illustrated by Emma Quay, won the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood in 2010 and BIG PET DAY, illustrated by Gus Gordon, won the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for the 5-8 age group in 2015. Lisa loves moon-gazing, making up words, mint slices, mock orange blossom, black cockatoos, shouts of unexpected laughter, the weight of a scruffy dog resting on her knee and cups of tea. She lives in Sydney, close to the river of her childhood, with her husband, their three sons and one bouncy spoodle.Binny (Illustrator) Binny is an award-winning illustrator and designer whose hand-drawn and playful illustrations can be found widely across the US, UK, Japan and Australia in major children's clothing brands, children's toys, interior design, books, album covers and greeting cards. Binny's illustration career has flowed on from a design background as an agency Art Director and Creative Director and an honours degree in Visual Communications. She is the creator and illustrator of the app SNEAKY SAM. Her authorial debut, ORIGAMI HEART, was published by Hachette in 2016.To see more of Binny's work, you can follow her on instagram @binnyillustration, on twitter @binnytalib or visit her website at www.binny.com.au

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The irrepressible Ruby will worm her way into readers' hearts as she tries so hard to be useful. They will readily recognise the school setting and the pitfalls of an overexcited imagination causing lapses in concentration, but even this flaw in Ruby's world makes her a necessary part of the class makeup. - ReadPlusRuby Lee is a highly enthusiastic student with a big imagination. But when it comes to being chosen as classroom helper, she's not always the most efficient. Hark, it's me, Ruby Lee! is a wild and animated tale of learning patience, working to your skillset and being yourself.Award-winning author Lisa Shanahan, together with graphic illustrator Binny, provide a linguistic and visual treat with their eccentric blend of humour and design. Shanahan's quirky names are just the beginning of the literary goodness, with dialogue that perks in all the right places, and a storyline that is so authentically realistic despite all the crazy and creative figments Ruby Lee imagines in her mind. And flawlessly, Binny's fantastical, detailed illustrations with blocks of colour and line work add that extra depth and meaning to both Ruby Lee's real and made-up worlds.Preschool and early years children will adore being taken into Ruby Lee's school life as messenger as she discovers not how to be like someone else, but where her own strengths lie. Hark, it's me, Ruby Lee! plays out like a set of comical and whimsical scenes that will be requested to be delivered over and over again. - Boomerang Books

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