While Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belong, and Being Yourself is about a subject that is usually aimed at kids (be yourself and you will find your friends because your weirdness is okay! And that is because we are all weird in our own special way), seems to be more adult based. The story feels more mature than what this subject tends to be aimed out. And due to the fact, the size is not the traditional picture book size, but one of those gems you tend to find at the checkout of your favorite Independent bookstore, it is not going to be for the very young crowd.
This book is for that second or third grader wanting a story about friends, animals or humor. There are some adult puns (see above comments) making this a good gift for adult friend. Especially if that friend (or, of course, yourself) is a fan of Matthew Gray Gubler.
Some of you will know Gubler as an actor from Criminal Minds, some will know him as a model and others as a writer and director. Plus, he is an artist. And Rumple Buttercup’s illustrations are as surreal as the other art he has created (Google it). Part of his art looks as if they are self-portraits. Even the females or people who obvious share no actual characteristics. Even Rumple Buttercup shares that look Gubler is known to have in some press and candid photos. Also, the personality of Rumple Buttercup seems to mirror possible personality traits Gubler seems to have.