A Dog Named Christmas
Greg Kincaid
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A Dog Named Christmas
Greg Kincaid
Doubleday
Hardcover
160 pages
November 2008
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Dog lovers hunting for a terrific Christmastime need look no farther than A Dog Named Christmas. This book is sure to delight dog lovers or anyone who enjoys a great story about a special person making a difference in the lives of the residents of his city. It's a heartwarming story that leaves the reader all warm and cozy.

Todd is a special needs man, developmentally challenged but big on caring about others and their feelings. He is also sympathetic to all the animals who would have to spend Christmas in the animal shelter. Todd convinces his father, who is very fearful of ever opening his heart to another animal, that they should be an adoptive family for a dog from the shelter for the holiday. Todd's father is not easily convinced, fearful of how traumatic it will be when the dog must be returned to the shelter. In the end, though, for one week the family opens their home and their hearts to an adorable dog who goes by the name of Christmas. Todd's father keeps reminding Todd that the dog is only theirs until December 26 as Todd encourages others to get involved in the shelter's Home for the Holidays promotion. Could these dogs be an answer to the question of what will make Todd feel like he is making an impact on other's lives and a purpose for his own despite his challenges?

A Dog Named Christmas is a sure-fire winner, the type of book which a family can read together and make a holiday tradition in this season of giving. It is written in such a way that even small children can understand it, and adults can come to appreciate the differences in people. Put A Dog Named Christmas on your list, and don't worry about December 26th coming and your having to say goodbye to this treasure.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Lori Plach, 2008

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