Beautifully illustrated and charming, Ruby Red Shoes, a very aware hare, is the first book in the Ruby Red Shoes series.


Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother.


Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people.


Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea.


Ruby Red Shoes was shortlisted for the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration.

The World of Ruby Red Shoes | Ruby Red Shoes

  • About the Author

    Kate Knapp is an Australian author and illustrator.

    Her studio, Twigseeds, has given flight to a world of colourful characters, including the charming and much loved aware hare, Ruby Red Shoes.

    The Twigseeds band of furry and feathery friends have grown a following of both children and grown-ups alike. They have appeared in books, magazines, art prints, greeting cards, stationery, plush toys and bed linen.

    Kate creates all her artwork by hand, using pencil, ink, watercolour ... and a bit of magic.