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Rufus and the Very Special Baby

A Frolic Christmas Story

Carla Barnhill, Author
Natasha Rimmington, Illustrator


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A very special baby has arrived and the Frolic friends are gathering their gifts to welcome him. Ava, Jo, Hal, and Uri all find something incredible to give, but Rufus wonders what he could possibly offer such a special child. Rufus is discouraged as he watches his friends give their presents to the baby, but after saying a prayer, he learns that he has had the perfect gift for the baby all along.

A 2017 Illumination Award Winner!

"Accessible language, notes for parents about faith connections, and chipper artwork add up to an upbeat Nativity retelling that puts an emphasis on generosity." -- Publishers Weekly

“Thoroughly charming and wonderfully well illustrated…sweet and entertaining twist on a familiar Christmas story.” – Midwest Book Review

Frolic picture books help young children solve common childhood challenges with biblical solutions, and won a 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book Series.

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  • ISBN 9781506417622
  • Age Preschool (3-5 years)
  • Format Picture Book
  • Dimensions 7 x 9
  • Pages 32
  • Season/Occasion Christmas
  • Publication Date September 6, 2016