Me and Mister P: Ruby’s Star


As if Ruby doesn’t have enough to contend with in life, one day Mister P hot air balloons into it. So now on top of looking after her Mum and baby brother Ruby has a polar bear to take care of.  Sometimes that’s okay but sometimes it’s just too much and then Ruby gets angry, really angry.

Written by Maria Farrer and illustrated by Daniel Rieley, Me and Mister P: Ruby’s Star is funny, gentle and thought-provoking as it considers the realities of life as a young carer. But its author never lets the issues get in the way of a good story.  The moral of this story is that plot and characterisation are more important than making a point.