Rescue and Jessica
Rescue thought he’d grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog — it’s the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he’s better suited to being a service dog, he’s worried that he’s not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; amputation; missing leg; service animal; acquired limb difference
male dog; female teenager
Dog / White
mother and father
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 6-8
Schneider Family Book Award, 2019 Winner
prosthetics; prosthetic leg; service dog; Boston Marathon Bombing; hospital; service dog in-training; worries; feelings
Kensky, Jessica and Downes, Patrick, "Rescue and Jessica" (2018). Diverse Families. 1670.