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Ruby and the Itsy-Bitsy (Icky) Bug

Ruby and the Itsy-Bitsy (Icky) Bug

Illustrated by Sally Walker


Ruby and the Itsy-Bitsy (Icky) Bug

About the Book

Ruby does NOT like bugs! Until she's forced to spend some time looking more closely at one... A funny story for kids with big feelings and curious minds.

When Ruby discovers a bug on her window one morning she FREAKS OUT! She loves animals, just NOT bugs!
But no amount of blowing or squirting or yelling will get this bug to go away. It will get Ruby stuck in a time out.
With lots of time to study Mr. Yuck-bug, Ruby grudgingly decides he may have some interesting qualities after all. He's strong. A good listener. And his little antennae might be an itsy-bit cute. 
Over the course of the day, Ruby gets almost attached to the guy. And when night falls, she sees him in a surprising new way!

Allison Wortche and Sally Walker team up to show readers how something can go from gross to great when looked at in the proper light.

Product Details

On sale: June 21, 2022
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593174173
Reading level: Lexile: AD550L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

Allison Wortche is a fifteen-year veteran of the children's publishing industry. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she edited books at Knopf BFYR/Penguin Random House. She now splits her time between writing and freelance editing.

Allison is the author of Oliver's Lollipop, Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine, and the I Love Science board book series. To find out more, please visit her at allisonwortche.com and on Instagram @allisonwortche.

Sally Walker is a children's book illustrator based in Suffolk, UK. After working as a graphic designer for over 15 years, Sally Walker decided she wanted to explore her love of illustration further. She graduated from the Cambridge School of Art in 2017 with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration and now illustrates full time.
You can visit her at sallywalkerillustration.com and on Instagram @sallywalkerillustration.


★ "Ruby is a delightfully expressive protagonist, with rosy, light brown cheeks and a wide-eyed, gap-toothed look of horror when she encounters her insect visitor." —Bulletin, starred review

"This sweet story about changing one’s mind and seeing things from a new perspective will charm young readers." —Kirkus Reviews