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In the third book in the series, Rufus and Ryan Celebrate Easter!, four-year-old Ryan and his stuffed monkey, Rufus, learn about the meaning behind the Easter. They celebrate with colored eggs and Easter baskets but learn that Easter is really a day to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, God's son. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to a holiday that most children experience long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities.
Each story is about 150 words, using age-appropriate vocabulary and themes. My daughter, age 7 is able to read the entire book herself. I definitely can relate to the relationship between a child and her doll/companion. My own daughter was explaining to her American Girl Doll what it meant to have Jesus in your heart just a few days before her Salvation Day- Easter 2013. What a joyous day!
This is a must have book for any household that has young children/young readers. Especially if you are looking for books of faith to help your children understand the true meaning of Easter. Also, be sure to check out the other books in this series, Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!, Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers, and coming in September 2014 Rufus and Ryan Give Thanks.