Friday, October 4, 2013

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church ~ Book Review and Giveaway

Rufus and Ryan is a new series of pre-school board books by Kathleen Long Bostrom.  Currently in the series is Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers and Rufus and Ryan Go to Church

In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church, 4-year-old Ryan is explaining to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what to expect when he goes to church.  He lets Rufus know when it’s time to sing and to pray and to be quiet.  The tender text and the beautiful illustrations are a loving setting to this story.  This board book is the perfect size and word-length for children, ages 2-5.

We have a dear friend, Becky, who loves going to church and worship.  My son, Matthew, read this book to her and she just loved it!

Becky has Down Syndrome, but my son, Matthew, says she just has an extra love chromosome.  So, as you can see, Rufus and Ryan Go to Church is not just for pre-school children.  This book can be loved by many...
  • Children's Ministry workers
  • Grandparents
  • Older children with special needs
  • Pre-school and Kindergarten teachers
  • Perfect for a birthday gift or a baby gift
You can purchase Rufus and Ryan Go to Church at the Ideals Publication website for only $7.99 HERE.  Stay in the loop and get connected at Ideal Books Facebook page HERE.

In the spirit of Rufus and Ryan Go to Church, I'm excited to share ten tips for introducing your child to worship.
  1. Attend a child-friendly church.
  2. Bring your child to church on a day other than Sunday morning.
  3. Take home a worship bulletin to go through the service at home.
  4. Play "Let's go to church" at home.
  5. Read the Bible and pray at home.
  6. Sit near an aisle or in a place where you can make an exit if needed.
  7. Be prepared with a worship notebook or bag.
  8. Teach basic church etiquette.
  9. Get to know the pastor.
  10. Don't give up!
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One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own book, Rufus and Ryan Go to Church.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter. Due to international sweepstakes laws, this giveaway is for US entries only.  This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter... 

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  1. What a refreshing blog. I love this book too. thanks.

  2. I really like your educational reviews, esp the Math Mammoth Review.

  3. I also liked your Chicken Piccata recipe on your blog.

    P.S. Your son is very kind, based on his observation about Becky.

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  4. You have a great blog! I particularly liked your iTooch review. I have wondered what iTooch was like, and your blog answered all my questions!

  5. Aww, I love this! Matthew and Becky are both sweethearts. <3