Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rufus and Ryan Go To Church {Review and Giveaway}



Let me introduce you to Ryan. 

He is a cute 4 year old boy who goes to church and he takes his best friend a stuffed animal monkey named Rufus with him.


Together these two are the stars of the book Rufus and Ryan Go to Church.  Written by Kathleen Long Bostrom and Illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh.

The 20 page board book is full of beautiful watercolor pictures. 

The short story taking you throughout a typical Sunday in Ryan’s family, including getting ready for church, going to church and after church. 

During Church services they read the Bible, pray together, sing and have snacks.  Ryan is so excited to show Rufus all around church. 

The book itself is sturdy and the pictures with the story keep my son’s interest. 

This is the type of book I let my child take to church to keep him busy and quite while we listen.  It is also the type of book for a child who maybe hasn’t been to church and doesn’t know what to expect, or one who needs a soft reminder of how to behave at church.

Rufus and Ryan have another book out too!

Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers.

Would you like to win your own copy of Rufus and Ryan Go to Church?

It would make a perfect gift 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
    • Or even keep it for yourself!

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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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1 comment:

Sara R said...

Keep it for my baby boy!


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