Ruby's morning walk with Mum on her first day back to school is far from ordinary. With a tiger ready to pounce and mighty beasts that loom and lurk, getting to school seems an impossible task. Will she find the courage to make it there and begin her real adventure? Miriam Latimer's fun, quirky artwork makes this school-day tale come alive. about this title: A Barefoot Books Core Title for 2012. Explores Ruby's first-day jitters; ideal for back-to-school promotions. Accessible, rhyming text about facing and mastering your fears. Joins Ruby's Sleepover, establishing Ruby as a character with a big imagination. Author Kathryn White, based in Wells, Somerset, and illustrator Miriam Latimer, in north Devon, are both experienced workshop leaders and classroom presenters.