Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blog Tour: Second Chance: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog by Sandra J. Gerencher

Title: Second Chance
Author:  Sandra J. Gerencher
Paperback: 28 pages

Also available in Kindle Edition
File Size: 17 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Publisher: Tribute Books (April 14, 2008) 


★ ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:

This is a story about Ryan, a boy with autism and the rescued dog, Chance. The story is told from the rescued dog's point of view which was very entertaining. Both of them were adopted and they can understand each other! Their story made adoption easy to understand and while it was very emotional, it was also funny.

This book is recommended to 9-12 years old, a great gift for anyone.

About the book:

The timeless tale of a boy (with autism) and his (shelter) dog. 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.- Amazon

About the author:

Sandra J. Gerencher is a special education teacher in the Bangor Area 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). - Amazon

Note: I received a review copy of this e-book free from the publisher, Tribute Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Tribute Books said...

Jenai - thank you very much for sharing SECOND CHANCE with all of the great readers of Bookingly Yours. We appreciate your support of the book and for helping us spread the word to parents and young readers out there who might be interested in it.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring work you have created for us. Some people need to know that these things can ensue to anyone. You have shown me a better view now.

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