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rufus goes to sea

I love to read with my daughters. We could literally read all day! We probably read for about an hour and a half all together every day. And when I can find books that inspire their minds and creativity, well that is even better. One of our new favorite books to read is Rufus Goes to Sea. I really recommend this book. I have read it to my young girls at least twice a day since it came in the mail. The cover really captured their attention and they could not wait to find out what it was all about.

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Rufus Leroy Williams III is a very curious and adventurous pig! In this book he wants to be a pirate but the pirates are not willing to let him join them. Rufus tries to do lots of things that he thinks pirates do, and eventually he gets accepted by the pirates. I do not want to ruin the story, but it is for something totally unexpected! This story is a lot of fun and my girls love reading it. They enjoy pointing things out on the beautifully illustrated pages as well. Purchase your copy here.

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Rufus is ready to join the crew… but Captain Wibblyshins says, “No Pigs on pirate ships!” After all, everyone knows that pigs get tangled in the rat lines, picnic in the crow’s nest, and even wipe their chins with the Jolly Roger. Can Rufus convince the Captain that he’s worthy of joining the crew? Could his ticket to pirate-hood be… reading?!

The author, Kim T. Griswell, is a developmental editor for Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers and the former coordinating editor of Highlights for Kids! That gave me the confidence that this book was going to be amazing. Kim is also the author of the book Rufus Goes To School – and I am hoping to purchase that one for my girls soon! Illustrator Valeri Gorbachev has written and/or illustrated more than 50 children’s books, including Rufus Goes to School (2013), Turtle’s Penguin Day and The Giant Hug (both Knopf).

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Rufus Goes to Sea

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