Rumple Buttercup has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He is weird. Join him and Candy Corn Carl (his imaginary friend made of trash) as they learn the joy of individuality as well as the magic of belonging. 

Actor, filmmaker, fashion model, and painter Matthew Gray Gubler can now add ‘author’ onto his impressive resume with the upcoming release of his new children’s book: Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself. Recommended for ages 0 to 99, Rumple Buttercup is a charming little book about embracing your inner weird. All 126 pages are handwritten and jam packed with delightfully bizarre illustrations! 

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During an interview with the BUILD seriesthe Criminal Minds actor discussed his process as “…basically I found like the hardest and most tedious way to write a book and I did that.” This labor of love will make you want to laugh. It’ll make you want to cry. It’ll make you want to check your banana piles more often. Being a Gubler fan myself I’m most excited for the crude, yet oddly cute, art being the star of such an enchanting story. The art alone gives off that vibe that this won’t be a book just for kids but for misfits of all shapes, ages, sizes and colors. 

Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself  is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever else you find your books!


Fallon Marie Gannon