Today it is my pleasure to review a beautiful new picture book Easy Peasy, written by Ky Garvey, illustrated by Amy Calautti and published by EK Books. This post is part of a Books on Tour promotion.
About author Ky Garvey
Ky Garvey is a mother to two boys who are both diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Through her experiences with her boys, she has been inspired to write fun and engaging stories that turn challenges into triumphs. Ky aims to share supportive, inclusive and empowering stories for children.
Ky also writes and hosts the podcast Totally Lit! a monthly podcast celebrating reading, writing and creating literature. The podcast features amazing writers, illustrators and all types of creators of books and stories.
About Illustrator Amy Calautti
Amy Calautti loved to draw from a young age and often made up games based around drawing to entertain her younger brother and cousins. She now lives with her small tribe of humans who inspire her every day.
About Easy Peasy
For ages 4 – 8
Published by EK Books
Ruby loves her shiny new red roller skates.
She’s never roller skated before, but she’s sure it will be easy peasy! So when her dad offers to help her learn to skate, Ruby says no.
But things don’t go as planned …
What I like about Book
Easy Peasy is a fun story about determination, persistence and resilience. It’s about the joy of learning to do something by yourself but also knowing that it’s okay to ask for help.
When Ruby receives a pair of shiny, sparkly, red roller skates for her birthday, she loves them so much that she sleeps with them in her bed.
With her ‘can do’ attitude, she believes that learning to roller skate will be ‘easy peasy’ and refuses Dad’s offers of help. When Ruby discovers that skating is not as easy as she thought, she puts her skates away.
But a new day brings a fresh start and a new attitude to learning.
Amy Calautti’s vibrant illustrations bring Ruby to life as she learns that with practice, and a little help, skating really can be easy peasy.
I know children will identify with the joy of receiving a special gift and the satisfaction of learning to do something successfully, whether it be roller skating, riding a bike, or kicking a goal.
This book is a delight to read and will survive multiple readings with lots to discuss in the text and illustrations, including a duck who accompanies Ruby on her learning journey.
Purchase your own copy of Easy Peasy from your favourite bookshop, direct from EK Books or other online bookstores.