Ruby and Hewey: A Story of Friendship Book Review

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World Kindness Day is November 13th.  It is a day where people are encouraged to spread kindness throughout the world. The ask is for everyone to participate by committing to at least one act of kindness on this day, whether it is something big, like volunteering at a shelter, or as simple as holding the door open for someone.  A great example of how simply being kind to someone can change their day is the children’s book Ruby and Hewey: A Story of Friendship by Rebecca and Rodrigo Pool.

The story takes place on Honeysuckle Farm, where Farmer Carol takes in rescue animals.  Farmer Carol goes to pick up a young sheep named Hewey who has been orphaned.  He is so excited to get back to the farm and meet the other sheep.  But the other sheep give Hewey a hard time, so he leaves and rests under a tree on the farm.

While resting under the tree, Hewey meets a friendly horse named Ruby.  Hewey tells Ruby all about his problems with the other sheep and Ruby tries to help Hewey by teaching him different skills to try to impress the other sheep.  The first two tricks don’t work, but then Ruby teaches Hewey how to jump!  While they are having fun, the barn catches on fire.  Hewey and Ruby use their jumping skills to get all the animals, including the other sheep, out of the barn!

After being rescued by Hewey, the other sheep begin to accept him.  He is so happy to be part of the group, but still spends a lot of time with his good friend Ruby, who was kind to him when no one else was.

I loved how this book used animals to tell a story of kindness and how it doesn’t have to be something big to help someone else.  Ruby simply extended a helping hand to Hewey when he was feeling down and was nice to him.  It made Hewey feel better.

If you’d like to share this book with your family, you can get it here ->Ruby and Hewey: A Story of Friendship. I highly recommend it!

What is your favorite book showing kindness?  What was the last act of kindness you did?


7 thoughts on “Ruby and Hewey: A Story of Friendship Book Review”

  1. Looks like a cute story. We like the story called “Little Blue Truck” (I think that’s the name). It’s got a mean character that all the other characters wind up helping. Of course, the meanie changes is tune by the end of the book. Short, cute and the illustrations are good.

  2. What a cute book! I wish I would have known about it when my daughter was smaller. I keep tring to think about books I have read that inspired kindness How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids
    Book by Mary Reckmeyer and Tom Rath is a good one for kids all ages. It talks about ho w we contribute to others”buckets” by being kind.

  3. So cute! I love the illustrations in the book. My daughter is getting to the age where she is understanding more concepts in her books so she would love this!

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