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Rufus & Bea - by Tiny Prime & Lisa Tucker Cummins & Ryan Cummins (Hardcover)

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  • "You don't have to impress.
  • 3-5 Years
  • 10.1" x 8.1" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Performing Arts


About the Book

In the first book of the Rufus & Bea series, Rufus, a young songbird who wants to learn to fly and sing, is helped along by a new friend--an exuberant honeybee named Bea.

Book Synopsis

"You don't have to impress. Just express." --Bea

Singing and flying may seem like they would come naturally to a songbird, but Rufus is having a hard time leaving his nest and finding his voice. When a curious honeybee named Bea notices his difficulties, she offers her help. Together, the two take on the brave act of singing, one simple step at a time, and before long, Rufus has gained confidence--and a new best friend.

From the husband-and-wife musical duo and cocreators of Tiny Prime, the Rufus & Bea series helps families and friends enjoy the simple ritual of singing songs together, all while cultivating positive mental health and well-being for children. Perfect for early readers or reading (and singing!) aloud, each story features gorgeous illustrations and connects with a special song that children can enjoy listening to and singing along with.

Review Quotes

"As a researcher focused on the genetics of mental health and the home environment's impact on early brain development, I see Rufus & Bea not just as a story but as a tool for parents and caregivers. The seeds of mental wellness are sown in childhood, and this book--with its focus on self-discovery, music, relationships, and the joy of learning--offers an invaluable resource for positively impacting the mental health trajectory of our children." --Dr. Daniel Weinberger, CEO and founding director of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development at Johns Hopkins University

"The story of Rufus and Bea is a treasure trove of warmth and wisdom, inviting readers of all ages to join them on a journey of discovery, laughter, and song. This literary adventure, layered with whimsical illustrations and memorable melodies, offers a robust opportunity for encouraging connection and nurturing young hearts." --Katie Brourman, pediatric speech and language pathologist and founder of Small Strides

"Rhyming narration and uncomplicated wordplay ensure a lively storytime. . . . Bring this one out to remind young ones that you don't have to be good at something to have fun doing it." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.1 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-5 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Flashpoint
Theme: Music
Format: Hardcover
Author: Tiny Prime & Lisa Tucker Cummins & Ryan Cummins
Language: English
Street Date: June 25, 2024
TCIN: 90417873
UPC: 9781959411581
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-3701
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 8.1 inches width x 10.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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