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"Rufus. The bat who loved colors" is a classic preceded by other albums by Tomi Ungerer in which the author chose animals not very conventional as protagonists: the boa "Críctor" 1958), the kangaroo "Adelaida" (1959) and the octopus "Emilio" (1960).

First published in 1961, this classic story of difference and acceptance is as relevant today.

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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.

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.

Born in Strasbourg in 1931, Tomi Ungerer has worked in New York, Canada and Ireland as well as his place of birth. He has published over 140 books which have been translated into 28 different languages, ranging from his acclaimed children’s stories to autobiographical accounts to controversial volumes of social satire and adult themes.

Ungerer’s illustrative style is celebrated for its minimal dexterity, darkly comic wit and dazzling inventiveness. Renowned for his iconic advertising campaigns and his contentious political posters that railed against the Vietnam War and racial injustice in the 1960s, Ungerer’s frequently subversive work provides invaluable commentary on the divisive socio-political events of the second half of the twentieth century. Ungerer’s work continues to be politically-charged and he has been involved in numerous humanitarian campaigns for nuclear disarmament, Amnesty International, Reporters without Borders and more recently, European integration.

  • Publisher Kalandraka
  • Product Dimensions 20 x 28 cm.
  • Pages 40
  • Language Spanish
  • ISBN 9788484643142
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Age 5+
  • Translated by Sara y Oscar Senra Gómez

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