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.
WHO is this book for? - Children ages 2 to 5 and their parents, grandparents - These faith-based board books make great gifts during any season: Christmas, Easter, baby - Toddler birthday - Gift from grandparents - Gift for your child's Sunday School teacher of children's minister - Perfect for church nurseries, Sunday school classes, preschools, and church worship settings .
Our Thoughts: The Littlest One and the Little Old Lady are at the age where they're really enjoy choosing a book to read and turning the pages. Board books are perfect for little hands and the story had a great message. Rufus and Ryan Go to Church made for a perfect addition to our church nursery and all of the children really seemed to enjoy the story during storytime. A cute read for those little ones who, like Ryan, drag around their favorite toy whereever they go.
Plus, the book was easy enough for the older school-aged children to read to the toddlers and the bold, bright pictures caught the attention of all the children.
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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