When longtime Adirondack caretaker Bruce Landon had a stroke, it cost him his ability to speak—a condition known as aphasia. His daughter, Laura Landon Cook, couldn’t find a book to explain the communication disorder to her children, so she wrote her own. This illustrated book, told through the eyes of Ruby, Bruce’s yellow Labrador, helps grade-schoolers understand that even though people with aphasia may not be able to express themselves in words, they’re as smart, understanding, and loving as ever.
Illustrated by Kevin Cook
Published in 2018.
Paperback: 8.5" x 11" x .2", 30 pages