This might look like an ordinary copy of Ruan the Little Red Squirrel, but it is in fact a very special copy. It was sent to me by a lovely Mum who had a wonderful story to tell and she has happily let me share it with you. Mum sent me a message a week … Continue reading A very special Ruan
A School Report for Ruan
A few days ago I shared my recent trip to Bellsquarry Primary school... (here) and I have received this lovely message from the children in Primary 3/2 and their class teacher, Mrs C: We loved reading your recent post this afternoon Rachel! I must share with you just how much we enjoyed our topic work based on … Continue reading A School Report for Ruan
Budding authors at Bellsquarry Primary
Recently I visited the lovely Bellsquarry Primary School where I met a very talented group of children in P3/2. I was made to feel very welcome with posters and welcome signs for my arrival! I went along to read Ruan the Little Red Squirrel to kick off their Scottish topic of classwork. Ruan's travels formed … Continue reading Budding authors at Bellsquarry Primary
Could Ruan join the Royals?
The lovely Rowena alerted me to this article on Smithsonian.com - Now, according to what HRH Prince Charles has told The Telegraph, I think Ruan might be right up his street. The article says: "Prince Charles is a big fan of the red squirrel and has even proposed that the animal be recognised as the official … Continue reading Could Ruan join the Royals?
It’s a school night for Ruan
Today I received this lovely message from Primary 3/2 at Bellsquarry Primary School - Dear Rachel, We've just had some amazing news that you're coming to visit our class tomorrow! Our teacher has been keeping the date a secret, but now we know and we're really, really excited about meeting you and hearing the story … Continue reading It’s a school night for Ruan
Meeting young writers
During Book Week Scotland I visited Grange Primary School in Bo'ness to read Ruan the Little Red Squirrel to Primary 2 and to talk about all things Scotland and squirrels! Recently I went back to Grange PS to take part in a work fair, to help inspire children to follow their goals and to give … Continue reading Meeting young writers
Ruan’s first storytelling
The lovely Linlithgow Primary School P1A children have been reading Ruan the Little Red Squirrel as one of their first stories in Primary 1. They did some absolutely amazing artwork as well, starting out with their tents in the forest park, and then making all of the places the campers take Ruan in the story … Continue reading Ruan’s first storytelling
What’s in a name?
One of the things I am most often asked is about Ruan's name. Aside from the alliterative quality it has with him being a red squirrel, I think it also sounds uniquely Scottish and has a mischievous quality about it. But most importantly, Ruan comes from the Gaelic word 'Ruadhán' which roughly translates as 'little … Continue reading What’s in a name?
First blog post… where it all started
This is the excerpt for your very first post.