Thursday, June 17, 2010

Second Chance: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones. Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.

About The Author:

Sandra Gerencher is a special education teacher in the public school system. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked at Lehigh University in a school-based program, as a Program Specialist for adults with disabilities. Over the past 20 years she has worked with children and adults with special needs in such areas as counseling, Behavior Specialist Consultation, behavioral research, crisis intervention and abuse therapy. Sandra graduated from Lehigh University with a M.Ed. in Special Education (2004) and from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia with an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (1999).

Cover Illustration by Virginia Cody

My Review:

Second Chance is a wonderful story of a boy and his dog. It is remarkable the connection that is seen between pets and owners and this book highlights that connection is a wonderfully written, and easy to read manner. The author also tackles the topic of adoption and its importance, both adoption of humans and animals. It is a quick read and will make you smile and cry all in the same reading! Written from the viewpoint of the dog, you and your children will be taken on the journey of a lifetime! I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Second Change: How Adoption Saved A Boy With Autism & His Shelter Dog online here, directly through Tribute Books

WIN IT: One (1) reader will win an Ebook of Second Chance

TO WIN: Head over to Tribute Books and tell me one other book you would love to read




***Thank you to Tribute Books and Mom Relations for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

1 comment:

  1. Dear Shirley,

    Kids and animals are always a great mix, aren't they? Especially when trying to explain an important concept to a young child.

    Thanks for sharing this book with your blog readers.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books