Miss Ruby Mae Foote of Nada, Texas, has a big ambition: to deliver a message of universal peace and understanding at the United Nations. Problem is, she's tongue-tied! Can a makeshift invention turn Ruby Mae into a political sensation?
From Caldecott Honor artist David Small, here's the wise and funny tale of an ordinary woman — with an extraordinary message.
"Small has a wonderful way with words. His text is full of clever touches, and his watercolors are full of energy and vigor." — Booklist
"A satirical parable, buoyed up by delicious visual whimsy. Sensible message; good fun." — Kirkus Reviews