‘Rumple’ makes it OK to be weird

Karsen Cogburn, Sports Editor

One of my childhood books “Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself” is so amazing because it talks about how people are ashamed of themselves or insecure, and it makes them feel important.

Karsen Cogburn

The book was written by Mathew Gray Gubler, who is a strange dude, who loves stuffed animals and mismatched socks.

Gubler’s book showed how everyone feels like an outcast or alone in the world. To me, this book showed me inspiration and taught me that I’m not the only one with insecurities; everyone has them. For example, if you think someone has really pretty hair, they may be insecure about their hair.

Rumple has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair and his left foot is 11 percent bigger than his right foot.

I sort of wrote the book for anyone that feels like they don’t quite fit in because I want them to know that they’re not alone and that everybody feels weird because everyone is weird,” Gubler said in an interview. “And that’s ultimately I think what makes us great.”

“Rumple Buttercup” is rated 4.6/5 on Goodreads. It was originally published April 2, 2019. There are 136 pages in this book, and Gubler wrote and illustrated the book himself.

This book won the Audie Award for Young Listeners, which is a great achievement.

 If you want the book you can find it on Amazon for $12.14.

I have never adored a book more than this one,” Alyssa Cromwell said. “It just speaks clear from the soul and can be enjoyed by anyone big or small young or old it just an all-around a wonderful book.”