You Can Do It, Rocket! - Mike Kesterke
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How do you handle yourself when someone makes fun of your performance? Rocket, The English Springer Spaniel, works through his “To Do List” of jobs on a daily basis. He takes pride in being a Springer Spaniel and loves to do his work correctly. He believes in himself and has an extreme amount of self-confidence.
Fast, tough, scrappy, with a “never give up” attitude—these are the qualities of his heritage. But there is one job that he truly loves on his list that he doesn’t do perfectly, according to his standards. He tries and tries to master it—with no success. He just can’t seem to catch a squirrel! The squirrels tease and make fun of him each time he misses! Then, one fateful day, Rocket encounters a group of seven unsuspecting squirrels in the distance. He chases them, but misses again! The squirrels do their usual taunting and teasing behaviors after he misses them. But this time, they take their taunting to the next level!
Embarrassed, angry, and feeling defeated—Rocket starts to think that maybe he’s not a very good Springer, after all! Will he give up, or will he try to prove the squirrels wrong?
The comical and well-detailed illustrations are sure to bring you a smile, capturing the true personalities and behaviors of Rocket, the squirrels, and the other supporting characters. You Can Do It, Rocket!, a story told from the dog’s perspective, will serve as a catalyst for some deep thought and discussion regarding perseverance, goal setting, work ethic, and bullying.
- Publisher : Mission Point Press (October 28, 2021)
- ISBN : 978-1-954786-53-0 (Hardcover)
- ISBN : 978-1-954786-54-7 (Softcover)
- Retail Price : $24.95 (Hardcover); $16.95 (Softcover)
- Size : 11 x 8.5 inches
- Pages : 40