Second Chance by Sandra J. Gerencher

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Subtitle: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog

Stars: ****

Summary: The timeless tale of a boy (with autism) and his (shelter) dog. All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family. 

Tribute Books (2009)
Children’s Non-fiction
Ages 9-12
28 pages

This is a really sweet story that would appeal to children who adopt a dog, children with autism, parents of children with autism and parents who adopt a dog.

Instead of illustrations, the pages are filled with softly blended watercolor photos of the author’s loved ones. They are blended so that you can’t make out any distinguising details, just tell if it’s a boy or dog or whatnot. They are the backgrounds of the entire page and the text is on top of it.

The story was beautiful, both in words and layout.

My only problem is the back of the book says:


 Which made me think there was a whole website with updates on Chance the dog and photos and the like but it only links to a myspace page of the author which hasn’t been updated since April 2008. 

Also a portion of the sale of this book goes towards The Humane Society.

Links of Interest: Sandra Genrencher Myspace,

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.