Based on a true story, Ruby at the Gate tells the story of Ruby, a lamb born weak and cared for by Robert Moses, a sheep farmer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Ruby developed a deep bond with her shepherd. Once she became strong enough to join the other sheep, she waited at the gate to greet him every day at feeding time.
This second edition of Ruby at the Gate is updated with delightful illustrations by Erika Cummings.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Ruby at the Gate is an adorable book about a lamb who was cared for by a sheep farmer. She eventually became strong enough to be with the other sheep but always waited at the gate for the farmer at feeding time. Not only is this a true story but it teaches children about the love animals show to those who care for them.
The illustrations in Ruby at the Gate are colorful and will keep the attention of young children. The text is simple yet it rhymes. This is a great story to read to youngsters!