Ruby Red Shoes is a children's book character created by author and illustrator Kate Knapp.


Ruby lives in a prettily painted caravan with her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things.


Her days are spent tending to her vegetable patch, chatting to her chickens and enjoying the outdoors and sunshine.


Ruby is particularly partial to strawberry jam and peppermint tea. She is also rather fond of red shoes.


The World of Ruby Red Shoes | Ruby's Feelings

  • 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.