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Rufus Goes to School by Kim Griswell
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Rufus Goes to School (edition 2013)

by Kim Griswell (Author), Gorbachev Valeri (Illustrator)

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Member:JennyArch
Title:Rufus Goes to School
Authors:Kim Griswell (Author)
Other authors:Gorbachev Valeri (Illustrator)
Info:Sterling Children's Books (2013), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:children's, picture book

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Rufus Goes to School by Kim Griswell

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This story teaches children that going to school is more than just having materialistic things, such as a backpack or a lunchbox. Going to school means you need to have the drive and motivation to want to learn, or else it will be useless.
In this story Kim T. Griswell writes about a pig wanting to go to school with the other students. This book can be a writing model to show children that writing is as endless and infinite as numbers. That means that animals can possess human qualities, and there is nothing wrong with being creative. This story would be good with a regular boy or girl trying to go to school, but because it is a pig, it makes it that much more interesting. ( )
  ctran1 | Oct 4, 2018 |
Rufus Goes to School by Kim T. Griswell
In my opinion this is a great book. I really enjoyed this book because I found this to be very relatable to the children. This book would be a good choice to read on the first day of school. It was very descriptive and the illustrations matched the words and it was easy to follow along. This book was engaging because it was about a pig who wanted to go to school which doesn’t actually happen so it was interesting to read about. The characters were well developed throughout the story. This book was in both first person and third person point of view. At times the pig was in first person point of view then it changed to third person point of view. The illustrations were appropriate to the mood of the story, fits the written text. This story was well organized. This was a fiction story because it was about a pig going to school and communicating with humans. ( )
  Zcheha1 | Oct 1, 2018 |
This is a story about a little pig who wants to go to school to learn to read this favorite book. When he gets to the school he tells the principal he's ready for school, the principal tells him no pigs, so he goes home and brings his lunch, but still it's a no. Then a blanket, and so on, bringing other things he needs for school. Finally he brings the book and tells the principal he wants to learn to read, and then the principal says ok. I liked this book. Its a good book to start the reading session for the year. ( )
  MorganneLloyd | Sep 3, 2018 |
Rufus Leroy Williams III really, really wants to go to school, and he is ready! But he has to fight his way in against a principal who says that pigs don't belong in school. What ultimately wins Rufus a spot is his favorite book and his desire to learn to read it. Illustrations are precise, whimsical, realistic, colorful without being super-saturated or overwhelming; there's good detail if you look for it, plenty going on on each page. More Rufus books, please! ( )
  JennyArch | Nov 14, 2017 |
Summary: Rufus Leroy Williams III wants to go to school to learn how to read his favorite book. He gets himself a backpack and goes to school but because he is a pig he fails to convince Principal Lipid to let him come to school. Rufus then acquires a lunchbox and a blanket to prove he is ready, but Mr. Lipid does not budge. Rufus then pulls out his favorite book and tells the Principal he wants to learn to read and will not cause a pig ruckus. That convinced the principal to let him start school where he was able to learn which he loved.

Personal Response: This is a funny and cute book that tells a story about a pig that wants to go to school to learn how to read. It is illustrated with humorous illustrations where the readers can follow both the actions of the characters as well as the thoughts of the Principal.

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This is a great book to read for Pre-K and Kindergarten students at the beginning of the year. It can encourage discussions about what they want to learn in school, what they like about school. In Language Arts, the students could write a list of things they would take to school. A science connection can be made through a study on pigs. ( )
  ftakahashi | Feb 21, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 145490416X, Hardcover)

All Rufus Leroy Williams III wants is to go to school so he can learn to read his favorite book. But there's one problem: he's a pig and Principal Lipid says: “NO PIGS IN SCHOOL!” Rufus even gets a backpack, a lunchbox, and a blanket to prove he's ready. But Mr. Lipid won't budge. Is there ANYTHING Rufus can do to change his mind? Kim Griswell and illustrator Valeri Gorbachev have created a love letter to reading that's also a charming, original, and child-friendly first-day-of-school story.

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Rufus Leroy Williams III wants to go to school to learn to read but the principal at first refuses because Rufus is a pig.

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