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Monica Zane

Rudy Doesn't Like Roger: A Tale of Adventure and Friendship


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Rudy is a boy who loves his vintage 3-speed Chopper, riding his bike in the woods, and fishing. But there's one thing he doesn't like: a dog named Roger. In this coming-of-age tale, Rudy must answer the call to adventure and use the life lessons he's learned from fishing to overcome his fear of dogs. This story is a neuro-inclusive reminder of the virtues we strive for daily, such as patience, perseverance, problem-solving, respect, gratitude, and changing our perspective to help us understand ourselves and others better. It also inspires readers to take chances and make new friends. The book includes 37 detailed illustrations that will keep readers engaged from beginning to end.
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Middle Grade

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