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Razzle-Dazzle Ruby | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 17, 2011

Masha D’yans’ fantastical debut book Razzle-Dazzle Ruby.

The charmingly artistic illustrations are moving—literally. Every page of this novelty picture book offers a playful and enticing wintery wonderland for young readers to lose themselves in.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 20 pages

Book overview: Ruby can make the ordinary extraordinary!  Come skate on a shimmering pond, roll a giant snowball, sled down a snowy hill, and create soaring snow angels with her as she becomes a snow queen and transforms a typical winter day into a gleaming-beaming fairy tale. Combining glorious watercolors, elegant paper engineering, and whimsical storytelling, this joyful novelty picture book is sure to enchant children and adults.

Illustration © 2011 by Masha D’yans

About the author: Masha D’yans is an award-winning artist.  Her line of greeting cards, clothing, and home décor, featuring her alluring artwork, are sold at Target, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, as well as other major retailers and smaller specialty shops.  Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, and classically trained at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art Lyceum and subsequently at Cooper Union in New York City, she now lives and works in Manhattan.  Razzle-Dazzle Ruby is her first book. Vist her at www.masha.com .

Illustration © 2011 by Masha D’yans

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  • My little one would love this book!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


    October 20, 2011
  • What a joyful sounding book! My students would love to read it.

    October 22, 2011
  • The pictures are adorable!

    October 25, 2011
  • I’ve read a lot of good reviews about this book.

    November 2, 2011
  • This book looks completely adorable,
    thanks for the chance

    November 2, 2011
  • I would love to read and share Ruby’s adventures with the little ones in my life.

    November 2, 2011
  • I just LOVE the illustrations! And the story line seems just as wonderful. 🙂

    November 10, 2011
  • This book with will fit nicely in our library, the pictures are amazing.

    November 10, 2011
  • Thanks for the giveaway!

    November 10, 2011
  • A razzle-dazzle-sparkly congratulations to Melissa Allen and Kerri Armstrong! You each have a copy of the book coming your way. Enjoy!

    November 15, 2011
  • Thank you! I received by copy of Razzle Dazzle Ruby! My daughter loves it and I highly recommend this book! The illustrations are beautiful!


    November 23, 2011
    • So glad you received your copy and took the time to tell us how much you like it. It truly is an adorable book!

      November 23, 2011

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