Ruby René Had So Much to Say (Hardcover)

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By Ashley Iman, Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
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A debut picture book about a curious student who finds herself in trouble for talking in class—even though she just wants to share all that she’s learned.

“Did you know that flamingos don’t have teeth?” Questions, facts, and dreams—Ruby René could talk for hours. Once she got going, it was hard for her to stop. It didn’t matter if it was history, science, or the lunch menu—Ruby René had so much to say! But when her teacher called home because she found her sharing distracting, Ruby vowed to keep quiet. Until . . . she finds the perfect outlet for her gift of gab.

With charming text by debut author/educator Ashley Iman and colorful illustrations by Gladys Jose, Ruby René Had So Much to Say is a celebration of owning your voice, honing your skills, and turning challenges into opportunities.

About the Author

Ashley Iman is a former teacher and lifelong learner. She currently serves as the director of a teacher residency program in Washington, DC. When she’s not coaching new teachers, you can find her exploring a national park or working in her garden.

Gladys Jose is an illustrator, storyteller, and master to-do list maker. She earned a bachelor in fine arts degree with a specialization in graphic design from the University of Central Florida and has worked with several clients to perfect their brands. She lives in the sunny state of Florida with her husband and daughter. And her favorite drink is coffee; she’s always drinking coffee. You can visit her at

Praise For…

Praise for Ruby René Had So Much to Say by Ashley Iman, illustrated by Gladys Jose:

"A wonderful tale certain to inspire youngsters to find creative outlets for their curiosity. " --- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593618899
ISBN-10: 0593618890
Publisher: Kokila
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English