Tuesday, April 27, 2010

book talk tuesday


Rufus M, by Eleanor Estes

Indiebound Description: You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.
When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.
Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.

My Thoughts: Wonderful companion book to favorite The Moffats! This may be sacrilegious, but I actually think I might like Rufus M more. Rufus is such a likeable character and the episodic adventures were extremely fun & charming! This book was another great classic which has held up well.

3 comments:

Karen Romano Young said...

I like Rufus M. best of the Moffat books. I made sure my kids read them all before we went to New Haven and West Rock. But I love Pinky Pye and The Witch Family best of all Eleanor Estes!

pacy said...
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Phyllis Harris said...

Looks like a great book! Who did the cover illustration? Tricia Tusa? Love it!!!