Finding good children’s books can be hard- finding great ones is even harder. But, I have to say, this latest children’s book that my daughter and I have gotten to review is awesome! Rufus and Ryan Go to Church is a sweet little story about a boy who takes his little stuffed animal monkey to church. This hits a soft spot with me because my daughter is totally at that stage- a different ‘buddy’ goes with us to church every time!
My daughter and I have already read this book together multiple times. It’s a high quality board book with full color images. The book fits perfectly in little hands, and the content of the book is not ‘church-type specific’. In other words, regardless of the church type or service that readers attend, all children can relate to this book.
Here’s some information about the book:
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. 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.
It’s been a long while since I’ve had a give-away for my awesome readers, but today I have a chance for you to win this great book! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below, and I’ll choose a winner in a week. This giveaway is open internationally! Even if you do not have small children at home, this would make a lovely Christmas present for a child in your life! So enter away!
Fine print: It Happens in a Blink is not responsible for prize fulfillment. All entries will be validated. Only valid entries accepted. Winner will be drawn on September 23, 2013. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner is chosen.