"Muñoz captures the dog's personality in frame after frame. Patent's text is straightforward, expertly providing just the right level of background and choosing kid-friendly details... Audie's inspirational story is a case study in rehabilitation, one sure to appeal to animal loving children."--Kirkus Reviews
"The fluid text is accompanied by Muñoz's beautiful photos of the dogs and people involved on their rescue....the book shows that dogs can be loved and rehabilitated no matter what they have gone through, and provides a wonderful lesson on second chances and forgiveness."--Cold Nose Magazine
This polished photo-essay by frequent collaborators Patent and Muñoz will tug at the heartstrings of readers. Muñoz's crisp, candid photos include many endearing shots of Audie--both solo and interacting with humans and other rescued dogs. Bright backgrounds and captionlike commentary keep this uplifting and informational book lively. (Publishers Weekly
From the Author
While the events leading up to the rescue of Michael Vick's victims were terrible, the stories that followed are filled with hope, determination, and love on the part of both the dogs and the amazing people who have devoted so much time and effort on the animals' behalf. I felt honored to meet Audie and his family and to experience his new loving and exciting world by his side. I'm a sucker when it comes to dogs, and Audie won my heart right off the bat. When my photographer, Bill, and I first arrived at the house, Audie barked and barked, then ran away, turned and barked again and ran away. He just wasn't sure what to do about this strangers. But within a half hour, he lay next to me on the couch, his head resting against my thigh as he slept, trusting me completely. Who wouldn't fall in love?