Loving Ruby

A New Edition!

A True Story of a Rescued Baby Cardinal Becomes an Award- Winning Children’s Book!

Animal lover Lois Chazen found a baby cardinal hopping around a circle-park in Sebring, Florida. The story of her nursing the bird to maturity and releasing it into the wild, is now a children’s book. This true story is written in rhyme and illustrated with a blend of photography and artwork. Loving Ruby details the healing process of wildlife, as well as the people who care for them. This heart-felt story reveals the true essence of compassion and the sacrifices needed to help save wildlife.

Lois has been rescuing animals throughout her life. “My purpose and passion has always been saving the lives of animals. If I see an animal that’s been injured or abandoned, I will always do my best to go above and beyond assisting in any way possible. This devotion stems from my heart, purely out of respect and honor for our Creator. All life is sacred!

The Defenders of Wildlife receives a donation from the purchase of every Loving Ruby book sold.

Review from Amazon.com

By Rob Curtis on January 30, 2012

LOVING RUBY is a BEAUTIFUL book in several respects. First, it's a true story of a genuinely caring and talented author whose passion is rescuing distraught animals. Also, Ms. Chazen's book has won several children's book awards and was voluntarily graced by the Defenders of Wildlife--something few, if any, other children's books can boast. Also, as someone with a passion for writing and education (degrees in Journalism and Language Arts Education, plus 34 years as a public school educator), I find this heartfelt tale to be a MUST for any parent or teacher with a place in their heart about our blessed place in Nature. This lovely, joyous tale is one very special means of planting seeds of awe and caring within the hearts of children of all ages. Most importantly, my most cherished memories are reading to my young (now grown) children at bedtime and I can only wish we had LOVING RUBY to share during those precious moments. Fortunately for you, my wish can become your reality. Young or old, LOVING RUBY helps teach minds and reach hearts about the special connection we have with Nature. Thank you, Lois Chazan, for your caring and for sharing this beautifully told, beautifully illustrated BEAUTIFULLY TRUE story.

Review from Barnes & Noble.com:

A true story about a rescued baby female cardinal. A book for the entire family. The story is written in rhyme with photographs of Ruby and beautiful illustrations that help to create a very special effect for the reader–children will love this–once again, all age groups will enjoy this book. Very educational and also teaches about Native American way of honoring animals and healing. The beneficiary is the Defenders of Wildlife.

A Mom's Choice Awards


Loving Ruby is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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