Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Rufus is tired of being yelled at by his football coach. Sure, he’s the biggest guy in his class and he wants to be a better player, but he’s doing the best he can. When his mom suggests he try ballet lessons to become less clumsy, Rufus decides to give it a try. Now the coach wants him to choose between football and ballet, and Biff gives him a hard time about wearing a tutu (which he doesn’t). Even worse, the other Scrubs think Rufus is giving them a worse name (like that’s possible). After all the teasing and trying, what’s a Scrub to do?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JUV044000, JUV032000
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 570
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 111212
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Awards


  • West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List, Long-listed, 2007

Illustrator: John Margeson

Author: Jamie McEwan

Jamie McEwan is best known in the obscure world of whitewater canoe slalom, having competed internationally for over 20 years. A World Cup champion, he also won a bronze medal in the 1972 Olympics and placed 4th in 1992.Mr. McEwan is married to artist and illustrator Sandra Boynton. They live, write, and paddle in the countryside of Connecticut.