Denise Gruzensky’s New Book Teaches Children About How to Treat a Pet With Special Needs

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Based on a true story, ‘Not Like the Others—Harley’s Story’ discusses caring for a dog with diabetes.

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A story that teaches children value of being different and loving unconditionally.

A courageous dog learns that having special needs is not uncommon in Denise Gruzensky’s new book, “Not Like the Others—Harley’s Story: Having a Pet with Special Needs” (published by LifeRich Publishing), a story that teaches children the value of being different and loving unconditionally.

“Not Like the Others—Harley’s Story” is an easy-to-read book suitable for elementary children that introduces young readers to Harley, a rescued Yorkshire terrier. Full-color photos help tell the inspirational story of Harley and his friends with special needs.

Harley embarks on a cross-country trip filled with adventures. He learns to trust a new family, is diagnosed and figures out how to live with diabetes. In the end, he discovers that he may not be like other dogs, but he is not alone and is unconditionally loved.

An excerpt from “Not Like the Others—Harley’s Story”:

“Humans, both adults and kids, can make all the difference in the lives of their current pets if they become injured or sick. They can also change the life of pets with special needs, like me, who need to be adopted. Making a choice to love one who is not like the others, no matter what.”

“Not Like the Others—Harley’s Story”
By Denise Gruzensky, RN, MSN, FNP
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781489700889
E-Book | ISBN 9781489700896
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Denise Gruzensky is a family nurse practitioner. She lives with her husband in Paradise, Calif.

LifeRich Publishing, the strategic publishing partnership of Reader’s Digest and Author Solutions, LLC, was created to provide all writers a platform for sharing their stories, recipes, advice and more. LifeRich authors will benefit from a wealth of editorial design, marketing and education resources, specially created by Reader’s Digest editors for the enrichment of these LifeSmart individuals. Books can be published in print, ebook or audio formats, with additional distribution to up to 25 million Reader’s Digest customers through its online properties. Follow @LifeRichPub on Twitter or “Like” us at for the latest updates.

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