This is a story of a boy with autism and his shelter dog. Author Sandra has been saving dogs from high-kill animal shelters for years and all characters in the story are based on characters from her family. The most significant adoption was her son Ryan, who has autism.
This book tells a beautiful story and it also serves a significant purpose by explaining adoption in words that a child will be able to understand. This story is told from the point of view of the shelter dog, Chance. Chance doesn’t understand about adoption or why his new owner keeps talking about this being his second chance.
Ryan, explains to chance what adoption means and how Adoption Ryan tells him means to be loved forever. Chance doesn’t care about Ryan’s autism and feels closer to him them any of the other dogs in the home. Chance and Ryan’s relationship is a heartwarming one and is the very heart of this books.
All the pages are beautifully illustrated by pictures of her real-life family of boys and dogs that have been given a second chance by this wonderful woman. This is a beautifully written story and will suit children in the 7-10 age group.
This is a wonderful story filled of emotion that should be shared to children around the world.
A copy of this book was received for free for review, all opinions expressed are my own through reading this story.