Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors by Tomi Ungerer / ISBN 9780714870496 / hardcover from Phaidon
"If you look at the work of Tomi Ungerer, it's passionate, it's personal, it's marvellous and it's cuckoo, and it's that kind of variety that's always made for good children's literature." —Maurice Sendak, The New York Times, on Tomi Ungerer
"Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors (just reissued by Phaidon) has been flapping around winning hearts since it was first published in 1961." —Shelf Awareness
Tomi Ungerer's classic tale about a bat who learns to embrace his differences through friendship.
Like all bats, Rufus sees life in black and white, until he chances upon an outdoor movie theatre and is awakened to the dazzling world of colours for the first time. Inspired and excited, Rufus paints his own wings and ventures out into the day, only to discover that his unusual appearance attracts unwelcome attention. Though he is initially rejected for his difference, Rufus soon learns to accept himself for who he is, thanks to a new friend.
First published in 1961, this classic story of difference and acceptance is as relevant today.
Beautifully written and illustrated by the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator, Tomi Ungerer, winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award for children's literature.
A picture book for ages 3–6.