Library Book Parade: Rufus the Writer

November 14, 2016

I have started the preliminary drafts of what will hopefully be my first children’s book manuscript. I know this process will likely take a long time, (if I manage to get picked up by a publisher at all), but nevertheless, it is exciting for me to get stuck in.

In light of these events, it seems very appropriate to post this week’s Library Book Parade on Rufus the Writer, written by Elizabeth Bram and illustrated by Chuck Groenink.


What is it about?

Rufus the Writer is about a boy who sets up a stand selling stories instead of lemonade. His friends come by and buy stories from him, and these are shown as “stories within the story” in the book.


I love this book. It is magical and whimsical and packed full of imagination, just like Rufus himself! I especially love the illustrations of the trees.


My favorite part is how subtly, through illustration at the end of the book, the fictional world and the world of reality blur together as the readers’ imaginations come to life.

What children’s literature have you checked out lately?

You can see this book, and more, on my Library Book Parade Instagram. 

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By Kellie

Kellie is a redeemed woman pursuing vulnerability, color, and hygge. She loves to write, take photographs, play, and learn. She's a marketing specialist by day, a blogger at night... and a mom all the time. Kellie lives in Denton, Texas with her husband, Clay, and their young daughters.

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