“Rufus And Ryan Go To Church” Children’s Book Review

I received the mentioned book for evaluation purposes. Thoughts are my own. 

If there’s one thing I want to teach my child, it’s about our faith. I grew up in a christian home so attending church, volunteering in various activities and ministries, and learning the word of God are activities that I feel are natural to me. And when I was given the opportunity to check out a children’s book about going to church, I knew it will be perfect for my son!

Rufus and Ryan Go To Church Children's Book

In the Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! children’s book, 4-year-old Ryan explains to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what is happening as they attend church on Sunday morning. He lets Rufus know when it’s time to sing and to pray and to be quiet. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to an experience that most children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities. This is just one of the first titles in a new series of inspirational books for preschoolers.

Rufus and Ryan” is a new series of books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey Rufus. Basic Christian and church concepts serve as the foundation of the series, with an additional focus on character traits and development. The text is presented in young Ryan’s voice as he teaches Rufus about the concepts he is learning himself. Each story is about 150 words, using age-appropriate vocabulary and themes.

Rufus and Ryan Go To Church book is geared towards children ages 2 to 5 as well as their parents and grandparents. These faith-based board books make great gifts during Christmas, Easter or birthdays. And if you’re a children’s ministry leader, this book is perfect for church nurseries, Sunday school classes, preschools, and church worship settings.

Since I take care of 2 toddlers (one is my son and the other is a friend’s) on a daily basis, I like being able to read them new books from time to time. And it’s a big plus if it’s a book that teaches christian values. I recommend this book to any parent or grandparent who would like to teach kids about going to church!

Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! details:
Written by: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Illustrated by: Rebecca Thornburgh
Publisher: Ideals Books
Board book
Price: $7.99
Available at IdealsBooks.com

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I received the book for evaluation purposes. Thoughts are my own.


“Rufus And Ryan Go To Church” Children’s Book Review — 6 Comments

  1. I will check out the book rufus and ryan goes to church for my 3year old grandson. He needs to learn to be quiet, behave while in church.


  2. I enjoy reading books to my grandchildren and I know they enjoy reading to me and also learning about the word of GOD, these books sound wonderful and thanks for share