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Friday, October 4, 2013

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! ~ Book Review and Giveaway

Recently I was given the opportunity to read a super sweet board book for review.


Rufus and Ryan Go To Church!

In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!, four-year-old Ryan explains to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what is happening as they attend church on Sunday morning. He lets Rufus know when it’s time to sing and to pray and to be quiet. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to an experience that most children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities.
This is just one of the first titles in a new series of inspirational books for preschoolers.

About the Rufus and Ryan

Rufus and Ryan is a new series of books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey Rufus. Basic Christian and church concepts serve as the foundation of the series, with an additional focus on character traits and development. The text is presented in young Ryan’s voice as he teaches Rufus about the concepts he is learning himself. Each story is about 150 words, using age-appropriate vocabulary and themes.
Also available now, Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers

About the Author

Kathleen Long Bostrom is a published children’s author in both the Christian and trade markets. She has a Master’s in Christian Education and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching, and she has worked in children’s ministry for many years. Kathy and her husband, Greg, have three grown children and live in Illinois. 

About the Illustrator 

Rebecca Thornburgh began illustrating children’s books full-time in 1996 and today has almost 100 books to her name. Rebecca’s vibrant watercolors have been showcased in previous Ideals titles, including the new edition of The Story of Christmas. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters.


Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! 
Written by: Kathleen Long Bostrom 
Illustrated by: Rebecca Thornburgh
Publisher: Ideals Books
Board book
$7.99
Available at IdealsBooks.com

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This is a very cute board book that would be great for a preschooler.  The story is quick and easy to read and the illustrations are sweet and colorful.  I plan to give my copy to my church library so it can be enjoyed by many preschoolers (since my kids are beyond that age).  I hope they get much use out of it!

If you'd like a chance to win a copy for yourself or someone you love, here's your chance.  Just enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway box below.  Winner will be notified by email.  Thank you!  Have a great weekend!

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2 comments:

Laura said...

If no one else enters I'd be happy to win it for my church library.

Sara Rowe said...

I'd love to win this for my baby boy!