Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Review: A New Name for Worthless: A Hero is Born by Rocky Shepeard


Worthless is a chained dog who has never lived inside the house. He suffers through cold winters and hot summers only with the help of his two friends Otto and Sly Fox. His friends plot to free him and they set off on an adventure to look for a new life somewhere where there are no chains. They search for days in snow and ice until they find a place on the edge of a pond to hunker down for the winter. But fate intervenes and presents an opportunity for Worthless to finally prove to himself that he is worthy of love and a good home. Will Worthless have the courage to face his fears and become the dog he has always wanted to be?

This is a beautiful story.  It's told from Worthless' point of view.  He's just a sweet dog who wants friends and someone to love him.  He is freed by his friends Otto the Otter and Sly Fox and they run off on an adventure.  Their friendship and courage are tested along the way to finding a new home.

The story is written in a simple and easy way for children to understand.  The illustrations are gorgeous.  I think children and adults both will love this book!

I give this book 4 Bookworms.

Pages:  32
Publisher:  Crescent Renewal Resource; First edition (January 3, 2011)
ISBN-10:  0984289747
ISBN-13:  978-0984289745

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great choice for small children. Thanks for your review!