Easy Peasy by Ky Garvey and Amy Calautti – a review

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

photo of the author

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.

Ky can be found through Facebook and Instagram, and her Totally Lit Podcast

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.

Amy can be found at her websiteFacebook and Instagram 

About Easy Peasy

an image of the book cover

For ages 4 – 8

Published by EK Books

The blurb

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.

a girl sleeping with her roller skates

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.

a girl learning to roller skate

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.

a girl roller skating with her father

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.

an image of the book cover

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  1. Robbie Cheadle
    July 13, 2023

    Hi Norah, this book sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing about it.

  2. robinettercleave
    July 13, 2023

    Oh, yum! This book sounds fabulous.

    • Norah Colvin
      July 13, 2023

      It’s excellent, Robin. It’s a delightful read and has a great message.

  3. Jacqui
    July 13, 2023

    Best of luck with this new book. We need positive, upbeat books for kids.

    • Norah Colvin
      July 16, 2023

      Thank you, Jacqui. We sure do need books like this one. 🙂

  4. DGKaye
    July 19, 2023

    It looks a beautiful book. I love the premise and the cover. <3

    • Norah Colvin
      July 20, 2023

      Thank you for popping over to read and comment, Debby. It is a lovely book.

  5. Robbie Cheadle
    July 30, 2023

    Hi Norah, I remember my dad teaching me to ride a bicycle. His help consisted of putting me on the bike and giving it a push down a gentle incline. Naturally, I fell off at the bottom. 🥰

    • Norah Colvin
      July 31, 2023

      I hope those are fond memories, Robbie, and that you eventually learned to ride. 😊

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