subtitle: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog
author Sandra J. Gerencher
published April 2008
Welcome to the Tribute Books virtual tour of Second Chance. This brief 28-page book packs a wallop within its covers. There's adoption of both a young boy and a shelter dog. There's the boy's autism. There's confusion in moving to a new home and learning new rules. Plus another dog attempts to show who is alpha and adds to the drama. So many topics all tied up in one dog.
The story is told from the viewpoint of Chance, a Rottweiler-German Shepherd mix. He is a "slightly mouthy" four-month old puppy with many questions about life. It is a sweet story and I enjoyed it.
Second Chance is an award winner on the PBS Kids Recommended list. The author Gerencher is a special education teacher. Here is an excerpt of the book for your benefit.