Kid’s Book Review: This Girl Can Do Anything

Kid’s Book Review: This Girl Can Do Anything

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

Here is a book that will be enjoyed by families who have headstrong little girls like Ruby!

With expressive, retro illustrations from exciting new illustration talent Hazel Quintanilla, this empowering book celebrates strong girls the world over. Little ones will LOVE Ruby – the ultimate feisty role model to show young girls how to harness their voice and inner strength. It is published by Little Tiger Press.



Stephanie Stansbie has been a children’s books editor since the 90s and an author since the noughties. She adores editing and writing in equal measure and has always worked on illustrated books, where the art is as important as the word. The books she has written have been translated into over 15 different languages.

Hazel Quintanilla has been drawing since she was a little girl, when she used to carry a pencil and a small notebook around in a cute furry bear face bag bought for her by her mum. She also carried cheese strings in it! She really loves dogs and illustrating with bold colours and cute shapes.


Book Review

My favourite page was when she scribbled over her pet names because she doesn’t like them!

Maryam says: I like Ruby because she is funny and she can do anything she wants. My favourite page was when she scribbled over her pet names because she doesn’t like them.

Mum says: We really loved this book as Ruby is very similar to Maryam in some regards. Ruby is fiesty and knows her mind and has unlimited energy. Her parents’ bafflement really comes through the illustrations. A great book to show girls they are strong and can do anything they set their minds to.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Maryam
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: reading books, playing in the mud and crafting
  • Dislikes: raisins and tidying up
  • Favourite Book: The Invisible String by Patrcie Karst
  • Favourite Song: Ramadan Moon by Cat Stevens
  • Favourite Film: The Octonauts