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Thursday, May 19, 2011
A New Name for Worthless: A Hero is Born by Rocky Shepheard
I was so excited to get to review another children's book. I have a heart for children's books and any one that has a heart for dogs will fall in love with this book's hero. This book was written to bring awareness of dogs, man's best friend, deserving better treatment than what some owners will give them. The hero in the book makes a brave and daring escape from a cruel master only to find himself put at greater risk for his life. He pulls through with the help of his friends and becomes a hero for life and gets royal treatment. This book was very well written and illustrations are wonderful too.
Some web sites to check out are: Book's page Dogs Deserve Better Author's site (coming in July)
A New Name for Worthless: A Hero is Born is a romp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure with pals Worthless, Sly Fox, and Otto. Worthless (so he's called by his no-good captor) remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends step in and find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off. Times get tough, but in the end will they win all the love they are searching for, and just maybe a new name for Worthless?
Written and illustrated by Rocky Shepheard, this Children's Action/Adventure is full of both excitement and rich, magnificent illustrations to thrill your audience and teach a lesson in compassion and humane treatment of Man's Best Friend.
Perfect for all kids, young and old, this story is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools.
Rocky Shepheard is a vegan and an artist who has made it his personal mission to help create a better world for humans and animals by way of the visual arts and activism. He was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, received a BS in biology at Youngstown State University-Ohio and currently resides in State College, Pennsylvania, where he owns a small graphic design business. He is also a frequent contributor to Dogs Deserve Better, a national organization that gets dogs off chains and back into loving homes.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis