Ruby's mind is always full of ideas.
One day, she finds some old boards and decides to build something. She invites her brothers to help, but they just laugh and tell her she doesn't know how to build.
"Then I'll learn," she says.
And she does!
When she creates a dazzling fort that they all want to play in, it is Ruby who has the last laugh.
With sprightly text and winsome pictures, this modern spin on the timeless favorite The Little Red Hencelebrates the pluck and ingenuity of young creators everywhere.--from the publisher
40 pages 978-0545859196 Ages 4-8
So let's flip those gender roles for a minute. Back in the day, once upon a time, a hen in this case, decided to bake some bread. it was a big job that required gathering wheat, making flour, mixing it all together. At each stage she asked if any of her friends wanted to help. You remember what they said, right? NO. No one wanted to help do the work.
Today Ruby, a girl with a mind filled with ideas, has decided to build a fort. She asks her brothers, Oscar Lee, Rodrigo and José if they want to help.
Guess what they say!
A glorious retelling of a centuries old tale that features a determined can-do sister and a gaggle of lazy brothers.
Spotlight on our girls who have a future as engineers. Fun to watch the generations of women at work.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com