Rufus Goes to School

By Kim T. Griswell (Author), Gorbachev Valeri (Illustrator)

Price$16.95

Format Hardcover Picture Book

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Rufus Goes to School

by Kim T. Griswell, Gorbachev Valeri

$16.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
All Rufus Leroy Williams III wants is to go to school so he can learn to read his favorite book. But theres one problem: hes a pig and Principal Lipid says: “NO PIGS IN SCHOOL!” Rufus even gets a backpack, a lunchbox, and a blanket to prove hes ready. But Mr. Lipid wont budge. Is there ANYTHING Rufus can do to change his mind? Kim Griswell and illustrator Valeri Gorbachev have created a love letter to reading thats also a charming, original, and child-friendly first-day-of-school story.
PRAISE
“. . . this is a pure porcine pleasure.” —Booklist
 
"A warm, gently humorous story for kids who are looking to school with anticipation, not trepidation." —Publishers Weekly
 
"...so charming it could be enjoyed at any time of year . . . Griswell's storytelling has just the right amount of repetition and predictability, like a catchy song . . .  And Gorbachev's pen, ink and watercolor pictures are timelessly appealing: richly colored, with soft, sketchy lines and funny details. Though this Ukrainian-born illustrator's style is his own, it brings to mind Garth Williams, David McPhail and Maurice Sendak." —New York Times

"With lively illustrations and a determined, endearing protagonist, this is a perfect pick for back-to-school programs. Children will love this intrepid pink hero.” —School Library Journal


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PRAISE
“. . . this is a pure porcine pleasure.” —Booklist
 
"A warm, gently humorous story for kids who are looking to school with anticipation, not trepidation." —Publishers Weekly
 
"...so charming it could be enjoyed at any time of year . . . Griswells storytelling has just the right amount of repetition and predictability, like a catchy song . . .  And Gorbachevs pen, ink and watercolor pictures are timelessly appealing: richly colored, with soft, sketchy lines and funny details. Though this Ukrainian-born illustrators style is his own, it brings to mind Garth Williams, David McPhail and Maurice Sendak." —New York Times

"With lively illustrations and a determined, endearing protagonist, this is a perfect pick for back-to-school programs. Children will love this intrepid pink hero.” —School Library Journal


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Kim T. Griswell is a developmental editor for Uncle Johns Bathroom Readers and the former coordinating editor of Highlights for Kids. She continues to help develop and teach writers workshops with the Highlights Foundation; has taught with the Institute for Childrens Literature; and has published more than 200 short stories, articles, and columns. Her childrens book, Carnivorous Plants, was published by Kidhaven Press. She lives in Ashland, OR. Learn more about Kim at her website, kimgriswell.com.
 
Valeri Gorbachev emigrated from his native Ukraine to the US in 1991, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has written and/or illustrated more than 50 childrens books, including Turtles Penguin Day and The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning (both Knopf).

Rufus Goes to School Book Trailer

Pub Date: 8/6/2013

ISBN: 9781454904168

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category:

Age Range: 3 to 6

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 24

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