Monday, June 20, 2011

Monster in the house

My little girl is a monster!

A pretend one, thankfully.

She has been practicing her "rooaar!" ever since reading the new children's book, Rufus' Roar.

Rufus is a very large red monster. He is gentle and always polite, but whenever he speaks, the humans only hear his "rooaar!". When he sets out for a treat to calm his rumbling tummy, Rufus quickly finds himself in lots of trouble. All because of a teeny misunderstanding.

My three-year-old daughter loves books, but many fall to the bottom of the book bin if they just can't hold her attention. The bold and colorful images and emotion-filled story of Rufus captivated her from the start. It was wonderfully age-appropriate for her, but may also be enjoyed at much older ages when they can read for themselves. We read Rufus' Roar together three times that afternoon. And we've read it daily ever since.

I'm pretty certain Rufus will stick around here for a while.

Rufus' Roar is the creation of James Novy, an award-winning cartoonist and art director out of New York City. It is his first children's book.

See Rufus now:  Rufus' Roar is available for purchase on his website, Both a print and downloadable PDF version are available. You can also learn more about Rufus and find fun FREE activities for your kids like coloring pages, T-shirt iron-ons, and Shrinky-Dink charms. An iPhone app is in the works, and I can't wait to see it!

*Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Samantha!*

Second winner is Rachel H. Congrats to you too!

You could WIN Rufus and a treat!
Two winners will be chosen:
  • Grand prize = A copy of Rufus' Roar and a $10 ice cream gift card (so you don't get yourself into trouble like Rufus!)
  • Second winner = A copy of Rufus' Roar

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The fine print...

I received a free copy of this book to review (and two to give away). All opinions are 100% mine. Ice cream gift card will be winner's choice: Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone, or McDonald's. Entry period for the giveaway is 6/20/11 through 6/28/11 (10:00 PM EST). Grand prize winner and the additional winner will be selected via Entries will be verified - so don't say you did something if you didn't! If I cannot contact the chosen winners within 48 hours, new winner(s) will be selected.  

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