Rudy Gets a Transplant is the new children's book by my friend Stacy Raye Waibel.
Stacy is a talented writer with a gift for telling stories from Rudy's point of view. Rudy is one of her beloved dogs - the cute little black poodle. He even has his own website - http://www.rudyslittleworld.com/. What a lucky dog!
She's been writing short stories for quite some time and her Rudy's Little World series are stories for kids each with an educational theme.
Stacy, who had a kidney transplant a few years ago wrote Rudy Get a Transplant with the hope that it will help kids undergoing a kidney transplant. By learning what happens to Rudy when he gets his kidney transplant it will take away a child's fear of not knowing what to expect if they need a transplant.
The 26-page, paperback book, tells the story of how Rudy found out he needed a transplant, how it felt to get a transplant and ends with how happy he is to have had a transplant.
Each page of the book is beautifully illustrated with the original drawings by Ali Gratz, a 7th grader who underwent a kidney transplant herself.
Be sure to click on the photo of the back of the book and read the bios of both the author and the illustrator.
I purchased two copies - one for me and one to give away to you! If you're interested just leave a comment on this post I'll randomly choose a number on Sunday morning.
If you're interested in purchase your own copy, they cost $10 (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased on Rudy's website. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward buying books for Children's Hospitals.
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