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Rufus and friends : school days

Rufus and friends

Rufus and friends.
Title:
Rufus and friends : school days
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Publisher Info:
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2010.
Physical Description:
34 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
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Rufus and friends

Rufus and friends.
Abstract:
A collection of traditional rhymes illustrated and adapted to a school setting in which the characters are all dogs, with hidden objects for the reader to find in the illustrations.
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School days.

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J 398.8 TRAP Book Juvenile Nonfiction
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Summary

"Rufus and his friends spend a day in school reading, writing, counting, singing--and making mischief in the library. Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani extends fourteen nursery rhymes, including, "The Ants Go Marching," "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," and "A Diller, a Dollar," in this celebration of school."


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"Rufus and his friends spend a day in school reading, writing, counting, singing--and making mischief in the library. Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani extends fourteen nursery rhymes, including, "The Ants Go Marching," "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," and "A Diller, a Dollar," in this celebration of school."


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Rufus returns, stringing together traditional rhymes from "There Was a Little Girl" to "A Diller, A Dollar" and extending those rhymes with new verses as readers follow the group of pups throughout their day. Rufus introduces the story: "Why don't you hop aboard this bus/And spend a day in school with us?" The next page shows the pups in rain gear bustling down the hall to the rhyme "The Ants Go Marching." Trapani adds more humor with: "They march in step, in perfect rows,/the little one stops to pick her nose,/And they all go marching fast/To their class/To have fun/One by one!" The rhymes are perfectly situated within a realistic classroom setting, and a blackboard with early math lessons is paired with "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe." The colorfully dressed pups' expressions and body language are priceless. Also within the illustrations are hidden items with a prompting list at the book's end. Teachers can rhyme the morning agenda: "Come over, little waggly pups./Let's have our morning greeting./We'll talk about our day ahead,/And then we'll start off reading."-Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The kid appeal is easy to see in this follow-up to Rufus and Friends: Rhyme Time. Fourteen jaunty poems focus on Rufus and his classmates at school. The poems are built on traditional rhymes like "The Ants Go Marching," but with embellishments ("They march in step, in perfect rows,/ The little one stops to pick her nose"). Trapani's canine students are lovable and expressive: a mop dog's eyes are obscured by fur, a beefy brown dog drools, and a black poodle bares her pointy canines, acting "horrid." A quiz lets readers find objects hidden in the pictures. Ages 4-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved