Duke n' Matt

Rescue Road Warriors

Children - Animals
40 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2014
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Author Biography

Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary teacher and a "not so retired" grandmother from Pennsylvania. She and her husband have three grown children and five grandchildren. "Grammy Pags," as she is called, enjoys gardening, tap dancing, yoga, playing with her grandchildren, and, of course, writing stories for kids! In addition to "Duke 'n' Matt, Rescue Road Warriors," Rhonda is also the author of "The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission," "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion," and "Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue."

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Duke “n” Matt, Rescue Road Warriors is an educational book by Rhonda Paglia, aka “Grammy Pags.” Duke is a cute red beagle who was adopted by Matt Pi in 2009. They are now members of the Rescue Road Warriors. Their jobs include transporting dogs in the Beaglemobile from rescue mills to their new homes. The vehicle is called a Beaglemobile because it mostly carries beagles. Duke loves his job as he gets to travel across the country, uniting dogs with adoptive families. It is a big responsibility because some dogs are scared, abused, or shy. He tries to reassure them that they will be happy and safe since their owners were carefully selected for them. Duke and Matt also work with Club Pet Adoption, Open Arms Pound Rescue and Ontario Bloodhound Rescue.

I love the adorable photos of the dogs in Duke “n” Matt, Rescue Road Warriors. These were contributed by Matt, along with the content. Rhonda Paglia wrote this book in such a clever format that kids won’t notice it’s designed to teach them about dogs and the important jobs they can have. Duke has his Do’s and Don’ts rules on dog care, and there is a fun trivia quiz based on the story. If you’re interested in adopting a dog, kindly check the partial listing of animal shelters included in the book. You can also make a tax deductible contribution to the website. A portion of the books sales benefits Rescue Road Warriors. Children will enjoy this story.

Rockin' Book Reviews - LA

This true story is told by Duke, the dog! -Matt contributes by interpreting and furnishing the Pictures!Have you heard of Road Warriors? This is a totally new organization to me.They perform a wonderful service all should be aware of. This is a great novella for children to appreciate, plus enlightening for many adults. I totally enjoyed it from the first page to the last! I recommend it for story time everywhere! At the end of the story are pages for spelling words, question and answers. Recommended for elementary and middle grade school children.

My review of this book offers an enthusiastic Five Stars rating.

Rhonda Paglia

I learned so much about rescue dogs from writing this book! My intention was to educate kids, but adults will gain important information as well. So readers, young, or not so young, if you are thinking about getting a pet, please check out your local pet adoption agencies and consider adopting a rescue dog. Thank you for your service, Rescue Road Warriors volunteers!