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Ruby and Alfie – Don’t Push That Button!

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you. One day, everything thing they do and say seems to be getting people cross.

For reasons that they do not fully understand, they are sent to bed in disgrace.It’s so very sad when a day ends like that. Surely something can be done to put things right…but what?

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***** More Hil, We Want More!

I love this series, more importantly my kids love it more than I do. The stories are so clever. Ms Gibb has a real talent for telling a great story that contains plenty for children to learn and think about. More please Hil, more! (Oakworth)

***** Entertaining Yet Thought Provoking

What a great story with engaging illustrations! Children of all ages will find this story funny and entertaining. I’m sure the main theme of it will lead to interesting discussions around how we communicate with each other. It may even encourage the grownups sharing it, to reflect on their communication skills! (Mags Q)

***** Brilliant Book for my Nephew

I purchased Ruby & Alfie, Don’t Push That Button for my Nephew to read on his Kindle. The book is beautifully written, with a meaningful story for children and brilliantly illustrated. I cannot recommend it enough! (Reece159)

***** Great for Parents & Kids Alike

A well illustrated story with positive messages for children and parents. If you want to know, for example, why kids blow bubbles in their milkshakes when they have been told not to, here is the explanation! The Ruby & Alfie books are a delight and I look forward to more in the series. (CJT)

***** Everybody Needs a Dog Like Dave!

Being the parent of twins I can so relate to the message in this story. Good for children and parents alike. I’d like to see how Dave develops his parenting skills in future books……… (L&E Herring)

***** Perfect for Helping Both Children and Parents

As with Hil’s first book, this shows a really good understanding of how children think and how to engage their mind in a positive way. So easy for children to follow and the artwork is cheerful, bright and really tells the story. More magic from Guru Dave 🙂  (Anon)

***** Delightful fun! With important insights too

I loved sharing this book with my nephew and niece. They enjoyed the illustrations, and the antics Ruby and Alfie got up to…and the lesson that all the adults learnt! Such fun, engaging illustrations and a thoroughly enjoyable story, which helps us all to understand our language and how we can use it more effectively. Looking forward to the next adventure. (CLouise)

***** Fun and clever

A lovely little story for the children, which everyone can relate to, with wonderful light-hearted parenting advice from Dave the dog! If you’re wondering why your little ones seem to do the opposite of what you want them to do, this book is for you. (Jo W)

***** Delightful way to learn about positive behaviour cues

Dave the magical dog is the constructive problem-solver we all need in our lives! Readers will love seeing how his special, time-travelling powers help twins Alfie and Ruby to sort out tricky problems. Another lovely tale from this delightful series. (S Pain)

***** Bright, inviting and you may learn a thing or two

Fun and education all rolled into one! This light-hearted story perfectly captures the powerful tool of the subconscious mind and gains the understanding of why perhaps ‘children never listen’. Prepare to have your your mind opened up, think a little differently and communicate a little clearer. Be sure to get your copy and join in on the adventure of Ruby and Alfie! (Kirsty_Sol)

***** Another gem

Another gem from Hil, this time illustrating the importance of language in helping children (and adults I dare say!) to do what you’d like them to. A lovely addition to your bookshelves! (Susan Ritchie)

***** A delightful book

An interesting story, written in language that children can understand and that adults can enjoy. The artwork is brings the characters to life. I recommend this book for primary-aged readers who can identify with the characters and learn from them. (Christian)

***** Fantastic and Fabulous

Fabulous book. Really inviting and colourful reading. Very impressed. Would highly recommend this author and her work… (L Makepeace)

***** Fun, engaging and beautifully illustrated

A fun and engaging story, with beautiful illustrations. Looking forward to Ruby and Alfie’s next adventures. (Anon)

***** Enjoyable, artistic a great story

I was so excited to introduce my son to the next book of the Ruby & Alfie series. What I love about these books is that, in addition to being a great story that my son likes to read again and again, there are positive lessons and information threaded throughout them. Looking forward to future stories. I highly recommend this series 🙂 (Lucie)

***** A great second book in the Ruby and Alfie series

Thanks to the powers of Dave the dog, the twins Ruby and Alfie learn a valuable lesson. Fun fiction with an underlying message you can explore with kids. Hil has a knack for exemplifying life lessons that we can all learn from in a fun, clear, child-friendly way. In this case; how we can enjoy each others’ company SO much more through positive communication. If you’ve ever used, “DON’T!” with a child, you really ought to read this! (PennyW)

***** Important message delivered with panache

Brilliant bedtime story. Equally applicable to adults and children. Fun illustrations. (Amazon Customer)

***** Great messages to help with parenting!

A wonderful book with fab illustrations. Hil and and Dave the dog are very clever at weaving in those important messages for parents. Highly recommend this for all to read to help with clear communications (J Snell)

***** Don’t read this review!

A nice book to explain how children hear what you think you’ve said. It might not be what you meant. (Pixiestellmeto)

Buy the book

Ruby and Alfie are twins. They are mischievous, fun, creative, shiny and have hearts of gold – just like you. One day, everything thing they do and say seems to be getting people cross.

For reasons that they do not fully understand, they are sent to bed in disgrace.It’s so very sad when a day ends like that. Surely something can be done to put things right…but what?

Buy the book

Reviews

***** More Hil, We Want More!

I love this series, more importantly my kids love it more than I do. The stories are so clever. Ms Gibb has a real talent for telling a great story that contains plenty for children to learn and think about. More please Hil, more! (Oakworth)

***** Entertaining Yet Thought Provoking

What a great story with engaging illustrations! Children of all ages will find this story funny and entertaining. I’m sure the main theme of it will lead to interesting discussions around how we communicate with each other. It may even encourage the grownups sharing it, to reflect on their communication skills! (Mags Q)

***** Brilliant Book for my Nephew

I purchased Ruby & Alfie, Don’t Push That Button for my Nephew to read on his Kindle. The book is beautifully written, with a meaningful story for children and brilliantly illustrated. I cannot recommend it enough! (Reece159)

***** Great for Parents & Kids Alike

A well illustrated story with positive messages for children and parents. If you want to know, for example, why kids blow bubbles in their milkshakes when they have been told not to, here is the explanation! The Ruby & Alfie books are a delight and I look forward to more in the series. (CJT)

***** Everybody Needs a Dog Like Dave!

Being the parent of twins I can so relate to the message in this story. Good for children and parents alike. I’d like to see how Dave develops his parenting skills in future books……… (L&E Herring)

***** Perfect for Helping Both Children and Parents

As with Hil’s first book, this shows a really good understanding of how children think and how to engage their mind in a positive way. So easy for children to follow and the artwork is cheerful, bright and really tells the story. More magic from Guru Dave 🙂  (Anon)

***** Delightful fun! With important insights too

I loved sharing this book with my nephew and niece. They enjoyed the illustrations, and the antics Ruby and Alfie got up to…and the lesson that all the adults learnt! Such fun, engaging illustrations and a thoroughly enjoyable story, which helps us all to understand our language and how we can use it more effectively. Looking forward to the next adventure. (CLouise)

***** Fun and clever

A lovely little story for the children, which everyone can relate to, with wonderful light-hearted parenting advice from Dave the dog! If you’re wondering why your little ones seem to do the opposite of what you want them to do, this book is for you. (Jo W)

***** Delightful way to learn about positive behaviour cues

Dave the magical dog is the constructive problem-solver we all need in our lives! Readers will love seeing how his special, time-travelling powers help twins Alfie and Ruby to sort out tricky problems. Another lovely tale from this delightful series. (S Pain)

***** Bright, inviting and you may learn a thing or two

Fun and education all rolled into one! This light-hearted story perfectly captures the powerful tool of the subconscious mind and gains the understanding of why perhaps ‘children never listen’. Prepare to have your your mind opened up, think a little differently and communicate a little clearer. Be sure to get your copy and join in on the adventure of Ruby and Alfie! (Kirsty_Sol)

***** Another gem

Another gem from Hil, this time illustrating the importance of language in helping children (and adults I dare say!) to do what you’d like them to. A lovely addition to your bookshelves! (Susan Ritchie)

***** A delightful book

An interesting story, written in language that children can understand and that adults can enjoy. The artwork is brings the characters to life. I recommend this book for primary-aged readers who can identify with the characters and learn from them. (Christian)

***** Fantastic and Fabulous

Fabulous book. Really inviting and colourful reading. Very impressed. Would highly recommend this author and her work… (L Makepeace)

***** Fun, engaging and beautifully illustrated

A fun and engaging story, with beautiful illustrations. Looking forward to Ruby and Alfie’s next adventures. (Anon)

***** Enjoyable, artistic a great story

I was so excited to introduce my son to the next book of the Ruby & Alfie series. What I love about these books is that, in addition to being a great story that my son likes to read again and again, there are positive lessons and information threaded throughout them. Looking forward to future stories. I highly recommend this series 🙂 (Lucie)

***** A great second book in the Ruby and Alfie series

Thanks to the powers of Dave the dog, the twins Ruby and Alfie learn a valuable lesson. Fun fiction with an underlying message you can explore with kids. Hil has a knack for exemplifying life lessons that we can all learn from in a fun, clear, child-friendly way. In this case; how we can enjoy each others’ company SO much more through positive communication. If you’ve ever used, “DON’T!” with a child, you really ought to read this! (PennyW)

***** Important message delivered with panache

Brilliant bedtime story. Equally applicable to adults and children. Fun illustrations. (Amazon Customer)

***** Great messages to help with parenting!

A wonderful book with fab illustrations. Hil and and Dave the dog are very clever at weaving in those important messages for parents. Highly recommend this for all to read to help with clear communications (J Snell)

***** Don’t read this review!

A nice book to explain how children hear what you think you’ve said. It might not be what you meant. (Pixiestellmeto)