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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Endearing monster finds we're all a bit weird in sweet tale.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

67 year old mom loves Rumple and MGG

It is a nice simple story parents can help their children learn to love themselves and ignore mean people. Everyone is different but no one is weird.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Matthew Gray Gubler's whimsical illustrated tale of a monster trying to stay invisible because he's afraid people will think he's weird and be mean to him will resonate with kids and adults alike. Sweet, shy, lonely Rumple Buttercup gets sadder and sadder watching the world go by, and resorts to pathetically hilarious coping strategies like hiding under a banana peel. But when some people insist on befriending him anyhow, and everybody he meets points out something weird about themselves, it's a life-affirming and life-changing discovery for Rumple, and also for the reader.

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