In 2016 Matt underwent major spinal surgery. It was during his recovery in the hospital that he was inspired to write a children’s book about hope and overcoming adversity. With time on his hands and after a great deal of personal reflection, Matt was reminded of his own childhood spent in hospitals and how important faith, encouragement, positivity, and hope was to him at that time. He was further inspired by the news that he was becoming a grandfather and by his little Lucy dog, who was the perfect character to bring his story to life.
Little Lucy, Big Raceis based on Matt’s energetic, fun-loving Chihuahua Maltese poodle mix who was adopted and born the smallest of her litter. She currently lives with Matt on his 100 acre farm. True to the story, Lucy started off shy and has since come out of her shell loving the freedom of wide open spaces. Despite her small size, little Lucy continues to be the fastest critter on the farm! We hope her story inspires readers. Please keep a look out for more adventures of Lucy to come!
Hardcover: 36 pages Publisher: Matt Roloff Media (October 1, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 0-692-90660-6 ISBN-13: 978-0-692-90660-6