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Ruby and the Sniffs

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Ruby, the irrepressible mouse from Emberley's hit picture book of the same name, returns in this new adventure. When she hears a strange commotion coming from a supposedly vacant apartment upstairs, Ruby investigates and meets her new neighbors. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Cheryl
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Silly mash-up of fairy tales set in city apartments with critters that bear too much (and, at the same time, too little) resemblance to their real-life counterparts to be anything but absurd. Mrs. Mastiff is a great babysitter, though.
Eva Leger
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: julias-books
So far the two or three stories we've read about Ruby have been great. We love Ruby, the main character, we love the supporting characters, all of them. Mrs. Mastiff is just awesome.
In this story Mrs. Mastiff is babysitting - mousesitting? - Ruby and Ruby is itching for some excitement. Ruby convinces Mrs. Mastiff to play hide-and-seek and as soon as she gets a chance Ruby bounds out of the apartment.
Ruby's reason for doing suggesting this game is because of the strange noises she hears on the
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The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
There's another Ruby book before this one, so it took me a minute to realize that the author assumed we knew a bit about his spunky little mouse when I started reading.

Ruby tricks her babysitter into letting her out of the apartment by playing hide-and-seek. She goes upstairs to look for a suspicious burglars and comes across an apartment belonging to an iteration of the three little pigs (apparently hill-billy pigs in this case). Turns out there was a cat burglar in the apartment and luckily Ru
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Traci Bold
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kind of long for a picture book but it has lots of oomph. When Ruby slips out of her house in search of the cat burglars she swears are in another apartment, she is greeted by the Sniffs who are a family of pigs. They mistake Ruby for a gerbil, a rat a guinea pig none of which she is.

This is a case of mistaken identity as the real culprits try to get away.

Written and illustrated by Michael Emberley, published by Little, Brown & Company.

#funny #PB
Beverly
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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delightful!
Kristy Schwertfeger
Apr 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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This would be a good read aloud book. It is funny and would keep students entertained. It is about a mouse who plays hide and seek with his babysitter but gets in a lot of trouble.
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