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Rufus

by , Simon Bartram

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Rufus is a monster. But he doesn't feel like a Tip-Top monster. Every monster book he's read says that monsters are supposed to scare Peoply People and there aren't any of those in his desert.

Rufus decides that there is only one thing for it. He's going to have to find a Peoply Person to scare. But where in the world are they all hiding?

The bestselling author of Man on the Moon and Bob's Best Ever Friend returns with a new, stink-tastic character.

Rufus Reviews | Toppsta

9781783701407
  • ISBN: 9781783701407
  • Pub Date: 1st March 2018
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing
  • Imprint: Templar Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 40

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13th May '18
Pollywiggle childminding read it themselves aged Under 1 to 5
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5 stars
The children have loved reading this book over and over and over!

Highly recommend for younger children.
11th April '18
Lydia read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter loves this book, she read it all herself and was laughing as she was reading it, the illustrations are fantastic and really colourful, will definately have to try some other Simon Bartram books. My daughter loved the way Rufus kept calling people Peopley person. 
11th April '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We loved this story. It made my daughters laugh out loud  They loved spotting the detail in the illustrations on each page as they helped Rufus to find the peopley persons to scare. Rufus is a great character; his 'scariness' is certainly not reflected in how he looks or acts and so the story would appeal to even the most timid of readers. We adored the happy ending and wonder whether Simon Bartram has any other adventures for Rufus planned (we hope so!).
14th May '18
Lydia12 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Great book, my daughter loved this, the illustrations were fantastic and Rufus was such a funny character, my daughter sat and laughed so much when she read it. 
19th April '18
I read it to JackSmith aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Jack really enjoyed this book! It's a really funny, light hearted story with a lovely ending about true friendship! Fantastic illustrations and funny words for young children to understand. A great addition to our collection! 
1st May '18
I read it to Pickles aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A deligtful book read to my Grandson age 3.
He was having night terrors about Monsters but now he’s seen this book he isn’t frightened .
The illustrations are colourful and even his brother at 20 months showed interest in it.
Suitable for a young audience which will have them discussing the story and totally captivated them 
3rd May '18
I read it to SPH aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Ah Rufus is such a fab character! I read this with my 2 year old and he was giggling throughout! We have read it many times now and he still finds it funny! A great story about friendship!  
16th April '18
I read it to Dannydog aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My granddaughter aged two loved this book, despite the fact I thought it was a little old for her.
A delightful story about a monster looking for a Peopley Person to scare. We both enjoyed the illustrations which have lots detail.
Lots of opportunities to develop her vocabulary with unusual words such as werewolf and ghoul, all in a non scary way.
16th April '18
I read it to Leximoo aged 6 aged 6 , to Cora14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Kion16 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My daughters loved this book so much.My eldest daughter read it to her sister and they couldn't stop laughing I wondered what they where doing. I ended up having to read it to them at bed so their one year old brother could hear it too. The illustrations in this book a fantastic, colourful and full of detail. Rufus is a fantastic character who's looking for peopley person to scare we won't spoil the story though. we hope he goes on more adventures as we would definitely read them. 
16th April '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to 446lena aged 6 aged 6 & to 4446lena aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
The main character in the book is monster Rufus, who try to find somebody to scare it. This is lovely, funny book with beautiful pictures. My daughter had a lot of fun with this book, great story!
9th April '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
We thought this book was lots of fun, it is similar to the authors previous book 'Bob, the man on the moon' in that there are people to spot in the background that Rufus himself doesn't notice, like Bob and the aliens.

Rufus is a monster who wants to scare people, if only he could find some! He searches high and low but can only find other monsters. The reader however can see that they are people dressed up for a party. My daughter took great delight in pointing out all the people and laughing at how Rufus had missed them. 

We liked the end of this story, as it shows that you can be friends with anyone, no matter how different they are to you. 
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