Synopses & Reviews
Meet Ruby — a small girl with a huge imagination, and the determination to solve any puzzle. As Ruby stomps around her world making new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots, kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking, like how to break big problems into small ones, create step-by-step plans, look for patterns and think outside the box through storytelling. Then, these basic concepts at the core of coding and programming will be reinforced through fun playful exercises and activities that encourage exploration and creativity.
In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
This whimsical coding story could be a great resource for mathematical-minded youngsters." School Library Journal
"...half picture book and half activity book rolled into one adorable package. It introduces programming without requiring a computer at all. The point of the book isn't to teach you a programming language, but programming concepts." GeekMom.com
"Hello Ruby is way more than a children's book." Fast Company
About the Author
Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller, and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She is a central figure in the world of programming and worked on edutech before it was even called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming to young women all over the world. She was selected as the 2013 Ruby Hero (the most notable prize within the Ruby programming community) and she is the Digital Champion of Finland, appointed by EU commissioner Neelie Kroes.