Picture book inspires readers of all ages to ‘Shoot for the Moon!’


“SHOOT FOR THE MOON! Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy,” by Corinne Humphrey, Chronicle Books, April 27, 2011, $15.99 (ages 3-5)

“It doesn’t matter what kind of dog you are … you can create the life you want.”

That’s the message in “Shoot for the Moon! Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy,” by Corrine Humphrey.

Inspired by the true story of Rudy, a shelter dog who overcame the abuse and neglect with the help of his owner, Corrine.

The idea that a dog can overcome tremendous challenges translates to the challenges young people and adults also face. Just like Rudy, they can “take a leap and shoot for the moon!”

“Shoot for the Moon!” is in many ways a collection of inspirational thoughts. Bold colors and simplified design play well with these short messages.

Ten percent of the book’s proceeds will be donated to Friends of Animals Utah.

Shoot for the Moon: Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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