All Rufus Leroy Williams III wants is to go to school so he can learn to read his favorite book. But there’s one problem: he’s a pig and Principal Lipid says: “No pigs in school!” What can Rufus do to change his mind? Through the sweet and simple text by Kim Griswell and the delicate illustrations by Valeri Gorbachev, RUFUS is a love letter to school and to the joys of reading.
The Times called it “so charming it could be enjoyed at any time of year.” They said “…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…Though this Ukrainian-born illustrator’s style is his own, it brings to mind Garth Williams, David McPhail and Maurice Sendak.”
You can read the full review by clicking the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/books/rufus-goes-to-school-and-the-day-my-mom-came-to-kindergarten.html
And more information about the book is onthe Sterling Publishing website at: http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/catalog?isbn=9781454904168
Rights have already been sold in Japan and Korea, and a second RUFUS book is under way.
Rufus is a total charmer, and we hope you’ll fall under his spell, as we have.
PS French rights are still available!