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
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032000, JUV044000
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

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.

Illustrator: John Margeson