Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid

Product Description:In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family—and an entire town—forever.
When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears that a local animal shelter is seeking temporary homes for its dogs during the days leading to Christmas, he knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. His father objects, but Todd’s persistence quickly wins out. Soon the McCrays are the short-term foster family for a lovable pooch the young man names Christmas.
But what about all the other dogs who will be forced to spend the Yuletide season in cages? In the days that follow, Todd uses his special gifts of persuasion to encourage his hometown to participate in the “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” What follows from his small act of kindness will teach his family, and his community, about peace on earth and good will toward men—and animals.

First line: Jake seemed content with the Connor family, but even so, his departure was predictable.

My thoughts: This is a short, sweet, feel good story that is just right for Christmas. The engaging plot kept me turning the pages. It also brings a great message about the importance of adopting pets without being preachy. I found this to be a refreshing read, very positive. If you are a dog lover don't miss this one. Even if you aren't an animal lover I think you will love meeting Todd and his family. Just a note: it would fit nicely in a stocking.

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Quote: Then, there is Todd, my youngest child. By that Christmas he was old enough in years to be on his own, to have a real job like his siblings, but the immaturity that naturally accompanied his disability kept him home with his mother and me.
Todd looked like any other healthy twenty-year-old, but he had his own way of thinking about things. You'd know from watching or even talking with him briefly that something was unusual.

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