Want to encourage a child to write creatively? Introduce him to Rufus! The joy of writing (and reading) fills every page of this charming picture book. Why have a lemonade stand when you can have a story stand? That s what Rufus, a boy with a big imagination, decides. And once he s in business, he starts creating little gems for his friends and family. Millie and Walter trade a shell for his story called Why Orange Is the Best Color. Rufus writes little sister Annie a story for her birthday about a girl who shrinks to the size of a teacup. Sara trades flowers for a story about a family of buttons. And then they all sit down and read the wonderful stories together.
Elizabeth Bram is the author and illustrator of eight previous picture books. She is also an internationally exhibited painter. Ms. Bram lives in Baldwin, New York, with nine cats. Chuck Groenink has illustrated several picture books, among them Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole by Bob Raczka, The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster, and Under a Pig Tree by Margi Palatini. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mr. Groenink now lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York, with only two cats. Learn more at chuckgroenink.com.