Dear Calla Roo…Love, Savannah Blue: a letter about getting sick and feeling better by Sudie Rakusin

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The second book in the Dear Calla Roo…Love, Savannah Blue series. Great Dane Savannah Blue needs the help of her mom, Soodle. 32 pages; hardcover.

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Have you ever been really sick and needed someone to take care of you?

In a letter about getting sick and feeling better, the second book in the Dear Calla Roo…Love, Savannah Blue series, Savannah Blue needs the help of her mom, Soodle, and the love and support of many others in order to recover from an illness so she can go out and play with her sisters in the woods and meadow again. 

Sudie with Savannah Blue

In 2000, I created the first book in what has become the children’s series Dear Calla Roo…Love, Savannah Blue. One summer when my sister Amy brought her eight-year-old daughter Calla Ruth to visit me in North Carolina, Calla and my Great Dane Savannah Blue became immediate friends.  After Amy and Calla Ruth returned home to Maryland, I began writing letters to Calla in what I imagined to be Savannah Blue’s voice.  Amy and Calla would read these letters together as though they were bedtime stories and eventually Amy urged me to do something creative with them.  While I had never considered myself to be a writer before this project, I accepted the challenge of trying something new and have written and illustrated each book myself.

Sudie Rakusin is a visual artist, sculptor, illustrator and children’s book author. Her artwork flows from what moves her: women, animals and the earth.

She creates environments that are lush, rich with color and pattern. Sudie currently resides in Hillsborough, NC, in the woods, on the edge of a meadow, surrounded by her gardens, with her Great Dane, Fiona Fig, and Pitt/Boxer, Marmalade Moon.

Written and Illustrated by Sudie Rakusin. Green Pets, Green Kids.

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