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I absolutely love reading new books to the kiddies so I knew I just had to have Rudy’s New Human. I could already tell by the cover and the title of the book that our family would be able to relate. Rudy looks just like a Miniature Schnauzer which is what our dog Simba is. I was delighted when I was given a free copy of Rudy’s New Human in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rudy’s New Human is all about a dog’s experience of getting a new family member which happens to be a baby. The book is told from the dog’s perspective. The dog is a little confused that the baby isn’t quite interested in all of the same things that he is. He also didn’t expect for the baby to steal his shine! He used to be the baby of the family so he is not used to this new human at all. Rudy and the family all have to adjust. In the end everything works out just fine and Rudy and the new human become the best of friends.
About Roxanna Elden
Roxanna Elden is a teacher, author, speaker, and a mother from Miami Florida. Her inspiration for Rudy’s New Human actually came from her very own dog Rudy Elden! She observed how Rudy adjusted to the new baby and decided to write a book all about it. I also found out a tidbit about Rudy Elden the dog and I can’t resist sharing it with you all! According to Amazon.com, “Rudy Elden has been a professional dog for eight years and is making his literary debut as the canine-narrator of Rudy’s New Human. He likes lunchmeat, cheese, long naps, and medium length walks.” He seems like our kinda dog!
Our Thoughts on Rudy’s New Human
We absolutely love this book! This book is super cute and is very easy to understand. The kiddies loved this book so much that they wanted me to read it again right then! The dog definitely reminds us of Simba for sure. Simba had to adjust when we brought home our now 11 month old. I think having a new baby was kind of hard on everyone at first and Simba may have felt a tad bit neglected just like Rudy did. It’s easy for the baby to receive all of the attention, but we got it together just like Rudy’s family in the end. Our 5 year old thought that Rudy was hilarious and that the baby was just like her baby sister. She also thought the dog pooping was hilarious of course. Her favorite part in the book is when Rudy felt better about the baby and he received more attention. Our 11 month old loved all of the bright colors and amazing illustrations of the book. She loves pointing at things so she had a blast!
The book was a fun read which also taught the kiddies something at the same time. I also enjoyed the book myself. It was a very sweet and funny way to introduce adding a new baby to the family and the illustrations by Ginger Seehafer are gorgeous! This book would be the perfect gift for families that have a dog and another child in the home to understand how the dog may feel and start discussion on how we can fix different issues that was read in the book. This book can also help prepare the sibling for the new addition to the family. It’s also pretty cool that the book includes an interracial couple so it is also a great book for interracial families. It is always nice to have a book for little ones where they can see themselves and relate. This book helps start discussion between parents and child about various actions that take place. For example, in the book, the baby pulls the dog’s ear. This gives the parent an opportunity to discuss how a baby should behave with a dog. The baby doesn’t know any better, but we must teach the baby how she should interact with pets and teach pets how to interact with kids. View my post on introducing the dog and new baby for further topics to discuss with your little ones and information for you too!
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Where Can I Buy Rudy’s New Human?
You can purchase Rudy’s New Human by Roxanna Elden on Amazon.
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