Friday, October 4, 2013

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church - Book Review & Giveaway!

This is such a cute book!!  Rufus and Ryan Go to Church is a great board book for kids age 2-5.  It helps explain in a fun kid tone what happens in Church. 

In my opinion, church can be a scary for little kids.  It' a large room filled with a lot of people (hopefully) and can be intimidating to little ones.

I knew this would be great for Brynnleigh (3) as our original church had to close down almost 2 years ago.  We have been trying a few different churches to see where we fit and I can sense her fear as we walk into the doors.  She's not afraid of church, she just does not know what to expect.

The illustrations in this book are fun and inviting.  B loved just flipping through and looking at the pictures herself.

We will continue to read this book weekly (at the least) as we search for our new church family to help ease the transition for B and help her feel more comfortable.  I might even need to go find her own Rufus!!
Here are the facts:
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
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Brynnleigh's review....well she gives Rufus and Ryan Go to Church a big thumbs up!!
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Veronica Crane said...

I would love to win this book for my son.

EJ Morales said...

This book would be for our daughter

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I'd love to put it in our church nursery if I win =)

Sofia said...

I will probably donate it to our church (just like Pamela R)

Cindy Batchelor said...

I'd give it to my neice! looks super cute! love the pics!

Jennifer Clay said...

I would love to win this for my daughters.

Shauna Torres said...

That looks like such a cute book... one I know my kids would love

Lauren said...

K can't sit still for anything, especially church. We NEED this book :)

Allie G said...

I would like it for my child

Our Wolves Den said...

This would either go to my 3 year old or I would put it into a gift basket for the young youth church group for them to use.