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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! - GIVEAWAY


I love board books!  The sturdiness, the simplicity, (the fact that they only take a few minutes to read when I'm exhausted at night,) they're just awesome.  Board books encourage pre-readers to develop a love for books.  As a mom and as a homeschooler, I'm all about helping kids love books!


So when I got the chance to review Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! from Ideals Publishing, I was excited.  Although this book is designed for ages 2-5, Hannah, age 6, also enjoyed it.


Both my girls liked pointing to the monkey (Rufus) on each page.  In fact, Katie learned a new word.  I don't think she'd run across "monkey" since we came home.  


Author Kathleen Long Bostrom and illustrator Rebecca Thornburgh have created a cute little book designed to familiarize kids with what happens in a church service.  The main character, Ryan, takes his stuffed monkey, Rufus, to church with him.  Friendly people of all colors and ages fill the pages.  They sing, they have a Bible story, they pray, and they snack.

This book is the first in a series, and the next book is called, Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers.  The retail price for these books is $7.99.  You can find Ideals Publishing on Facebook.

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22 comments:

  1. We like the Veggietales books. Thanks for the review and opportunity.

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    1. :D My 15 year old is watching Veggie Tales with his younger sibs *right now* lol!

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  2. Right now my son loves ANY board book, but he especially loves his baby einstein collection.

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    1. I don't think we've had any of those. Are they high contrast?

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  3. any board book is great entertainment

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    1. That's true, especially for the little ones who only chew on them and throw them, lol.

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  4. This sounds like a sweet book for young children.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. It is! :) My girls carried it around for several days.

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  5. i am not sure which :) first time auntie here just learning!

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  6. I don't have a fave. They are all so fun.

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    1. Hard to choose, isn't it? Sometimes my favorites change, depending on my mood, too.

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  7. My niece and nephew are Boynton fans too. I like scanimation books like "Gallop!" by Rufus Butler Seder. But I love "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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    1. I can't get into Eric Carle for some reason. I know he's all the rage with early childhood educators.

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  8. Pat The Bunny board book or Matilda , love reading with my 6 nieces , since my kids are older now , i get to enjoy the nieces :) thank you

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  9. my daughter is a big eric carle fan :)

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    1. Have you seen the Eric Carle fabric and ribbon?

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  10. winnie the pooh is my favorite book

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    1. Even my big kids like Pooh bear movies. :)

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  11. My Grandson's favorite bard book is an old dinosaur one from my Son's childhood. I am going to start bringing him to church with me and this book would be great!

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    1. I have a dino board book memorized form reading it so many times. :)

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