Rudy 2: Trailers, Pigs and New Friends
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Product ID : 9781736980118

Rudy 2: Trailers, Pigs and New Friends

Price: $24.95


108 Pages, Hardcover
Release Date: 09/28/2021 *This title will ship on its release date

“Saddle up and fall in love with Rudy as he shares his experiences and feelings about his adventures, and the people and animals he meets along the way. Rudy’s charismatic personality captures hearts and you’ll long to know “what happens next?” Plus, you’ll learn a lot too! The books are filled with tons of information about horses, magical illustrations, and fun horse facts.” ~Blaze Magazine June 2021

Rudy, the lovable horse from the popular children's book Rudy: A Big Horse with a Big Heart, is back in Rudy 2: Trailers, Pigs, and New Friends. Like the first book, Rudy tells the story from his point of view. 

In Rudy 2, Rudy moves to a new stable where he struggles to fit in with a new herd and is bullied.  He reaffirms that he dislikes trailers, learns that pigs are terrifying, and meets a new horse who becomes a good friend.

Robbins Jones educates as she entertains kids by sharing Rudy's opinions and feelings on the experiences in his life.


Writing served as an outlet for Diane Robbins Jones since she was young. Over the years, she amassed multiple journals containing poetry, song lyrics, and hundreds of pages for a memoir she plans on releasing, "when the time is right."
Like many, Jones has a bucket list. Publishing a book has been on it for quite a while. The "universe" apparently thought she needed a nudge--enter Rudy. As she likes to say, "I didn't pick Rudy, Rudy picked me."
After working together for a year, something clicked in Jones. A story started flowing through her, begging to be shared. As she reflected on what she knew of Rudy's life, she began seeing parallels between things he'd gone through and things children go through. The two have more in common than one would think.
Jones' goals for writing Rudy: A Big Horse with a Big Heart was to have kids fall in love with Rudy, and make him relatable by sharing his emotions. At the same time, Jones wanted to educate children about horses.
Jones lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She is an animal lover, and passionate about protecting the environment. She frequently enjoys her time off in northern Vermont and is an avid downhill skier. Jones travels extensively in both the United States and abroad.

Karen Busch Holman is a fine artist and children’s book illustrator. Her equine art has been selected for a number of national shows, and she has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. Schools treasure Karen’s passion as she teaches drawing skills to young children. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a lively collection of farm animals, including her beloved horses, Hwin and Little Bear, in Barrington, New Hampshire.


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