Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! Children’s Book Review

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Rufus and Ryan

In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!, a little boy named Ryan has a stuffed monkey named Rufus. In the story Ryan tells Rufus all about going to church – what to expect and what is going on as they attend church. He tells Rufus the appropriate times to sing, pray, and be quiet.

The author, Kathleen Bostrom, uses the story as a fun, creative way to introduce children to the experience of attending a church service. Presenting it by having four-year-old Ryan explain it to his stuffed animal friend is also a fun way to make it relatable to children.

I have read Rufus and Ryan Go to Church a few times with our children. Although our church service experiences are a little different (they usually go to children’s church rather than the main service) it is definitely a story we all enjoy! Plus, we can use the story to discuss just how our experience is different and what we would tell our stuffed toy friends if we took them with us for a day! It really helped to open up the conversation! The kids were both asking question as well as talking about ideas!

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The pictures in Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! by illustrator Rebecca Thornburgh are fantastic. They are cute and definitely appealing to children. The story is in simple sentences that are great for young children, and I definitely think it’s a topic that is important to discuss with children! I’m looking forward to checking out other books about Rufus and Ryan!

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! can be purchased for $7.99 on Ideal Books.

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  1. I love the thought of a book for kids about going to church. It will open up conversations that would be most interesting to over-hear. Thank you for reviewing the book.

  2. karen cochrane says

    my son has read all his books needs more this sounds like a good one

  3. Donna Wharton says

    books are always a good way to help a child see an idea or thought so they can understand a meaning. Awesome!

  4. Thanks for the review, I may have to give this to my nephew for his 1st communion.

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