The King's Bubbles
King Bill is admiring the bubbles he blows, but is dismayed when they all float away. He demands that they be brought back, so the hapless royal advisors devise all sorts of schemes to try and retain a roomful of bubbles. The King's mood gets grumpier and grumpier, until he goes to the top of the hill and blows some more bubbles and, on further contemplation, decides that the glorious thing about bubbles is that they DO float away. Winner of the Children's Choice Award New Zealand Post Book Awards 2008.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Choice 2008 and BPANZ Book Design Awards: Children's Book 2008. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2008.
Ruth was born in Wellington in 1964, where she also did her schooling. At Wellington Polytechnic Ruth did a Visual Communications Design Diploma, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Victoria University. She is currently continuing with her Bachelor of Law studies. Although Ruth's present occupation is writing and illustrating she has in the past been a waitress, actor, student, postie, receptionist and commercial illustrator. Ruth lives in Makara, near Wellington, with her partner Chris and two children Eli and Billy.