Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu
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?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.3|
- West Virginia Children's Book Award Master List
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.