I'm totally obsessed with Rumple Buttercup and his underground trash lair and his banana-peel disguise and his BFF made of garbage. This is a story about being a weirdo, and it's also a story about how you might not be as big a weirdo as you think you are. Recommended By Emily F., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The #1 New York Times bestseller written and illustrated by Criminal Minds actor/director, Matthew Gray Gubler. This charming and inspiring story is the perfect gift for kids (and grown-up kids) alike!
Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right.
He is weird.
Join him and Candy Corn Carl (his imaginary friend made of trash) as they learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging.
"A hybrid blend of picture book, chapter book, and surrealist comic, the story is sweet and tame despite the creepy strangeness of Rumple Buttercup....Not quite any one kind of book, this story will appeal to a variety of readers with a taste for the odd." Kirkus Reviews
"...Rumple is indeed odd looking but charmingly so; cream-colored pages provide background and lightly dappled hues lend the scenes a quiet gentleness, the wobbly linework and exaggerated figures provide the silliness, and the handwritten text and airy design bring a touch of sophistication. Kids who enjoy some satisfying weirdness with an I-love-me sensibility will find a pal in Rumple." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Kids will love the weird, mythical and strangely cute character of Rumple Buttercup. It's entertaining for all ages." Forbes (Best Children's Book of the Year (so far))
About the Author
Matthew Gray Gubler is a storyteller from Las Vegas, Nevada, who directs, paints, writes, acts, and knows magic. He also loves to voice cartoon characters, look for ghosts, and wear soft pajamas.
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