“The concept for Rufus Rhymes came from my simple daily interactions with my dogs. Like so many other people, I have always talked to my pets and commonly refer to myself as ‘Dad’ and my wife Buff as ‘Mom.’ So, for me it was natural to do a book you can read to your dog. I wanted it to have that same cozy feel that nursery rhyme books have for children, but of course the words needed to be dog-related. I asked my good friend Andy Demsky, a writer, to take a few common nursery rhymes and write new dog-centric lyrics. He wrote two great lullabies that I instantly connected with – Rock-a-Bye Rufus and Twinkle, Twinkle I’m a Star. And so started the journey of Rufus Rhymes…”
— Ron Burns
- Softcover: 24 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0-9841110-0-8
- Dimensions: 8.5″ x 8.5″ x .10″
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
...institutions like MoMA could one day clamor to show Burns' paintings.