Rufus and Friends Rhyme Time

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Join Rufus and his motley canine crew on opening night as they act out fourteen silly, tongue-twisting nursery rhymes. Giggle as Stella plays Wild Wilma Winkles and hula hoops the night away; laugh as Mops acts out frazzled, flustered Dr. Foster's fight against the flu; and hoot as Rufus hilariously hams it up as Handy Spandy, Jack-a-dandy.

Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani has extended each poem, playing with the sounds and rhythms that make language so much fun for ...

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Overview

Join Rufus and his motley canine crew on opening night as they act out fourteen silly, tongue-twisting nursery rhymes. Giggle as Stella plays Wild Wilma Winkles and hula hoops the night away; laugh as Mops acts out frazzled, flustered Dr. Foster's fight against the flu; and hoot as Rufus hilariously hams it up as Handy Spandy, Jack-a-dandy.

Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani has extended each poem, playing with the sounds and rhythms that make language so much fun for young readers and help to build phonemic awareness. Children will also love looking on each page for hidden pictures that begin with the featured letter from the alliterative poems.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Presented in the format of a theatrical performance, the actors are introduced on the endpapers and the table of contents resembles the acts of a play. Each scene begins with a traditional nursery rhyme. Then the rhyme is expanded through the addition of one or more original verses. The appeal of these additional lines varies from one piece to the next with some being more effective than others. Betty Botter adding better butter to her batter creates a big buttery mess. When Doctor Foster went to Gloucester and stepped in the puddle, he arrived home with the flu. Peter Piper not only picked a peck of pickled peppers, he became quite puckered when he ate them for lunch. The dog characters dressed in appropriate costumes for each of the pieces are charming and personable, making the illustrations the major asset of the book. Could possibly be used effectively as a springboard for creative writing activities based on nursery rhymes. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal

PreS-K

A prolific author presents 14 extended poems, many of them fun tongue twisters. Rufus, a dog, introduces his canine friends Lulu, Tucker, Stella, and Mops; dressed in colorful costumes, the pups act out familiar rhymes as if they were onstage. On the final page, Rufus asks readers to go back to the beginning to look for objects hidden within the illustrations. For example, in "Betty Botter," five cleverly disguised items begin with the letter "B"-a balloon, bone, boot, butterfly, and button. The lively artwork was created using watercolor, ink, and colored pencils. Each actor/pooch is a different breed; they all have priceless facial expressions and vary with the situations. Children will ask for repeated readings as they search for the pictures again and again.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Kirkus Reviews
Trapani continues her trademark extensions of beloved nursery tales and songs with this latest, a collection of 14 tongue tanglers. Beginning with the traditional Mother Goose stanzas, Trapani then goes on to add at least one more in the same rhyme and rhythm pattern, seamlessly continuing the story. Dr. Foster's unfortunate trip to Gloucester ends this way: "Docter Foster, frazzled, flustered, / In a flutter flew. / The spill caused a chill, / And the doctor fell ill / With a fever and flu-achoo!" The stand-outs among the lesser-known rhymes include "Cackle, Cackle Mother Goose," about a goose with only enough loose feathers to stuff half a pillow, and "Fiddle Dee Dee," about the marriage of the fly to the bumblebee. A cast of five wonderfully expressive dogs, including the titular Rufus, act out the humorous rhymes. The illustrations are filled with details, including hidden pictures that readers can search for; a list is in the back. Trapani is a staple for young children-don't miss this one. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580892070
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 33
  • Sales rank: 810,804
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Iza Trapani is the best-selling author/illustrator of several children's books, including TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR, I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT, THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER, and RUFUS AND FRIENDS: RHYME TIME. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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