Pub. Date: April 2008
My ReviewSecond Chance is a wonderful story about adoption, love, and belonging. It is told through the point of view of Chance, who is a rescue dog. Chance is adopted by a nice lady and her autistic son, Ryan. Chance goes home to live with them and their three other dogs, P.J., Little Rascal, and Shelby. New words like "adopt" and "autism" are confusing to Chance. As he learns more about his new family and his new home, he also learns what "adopt" and "autism" mean.
I must admit that when I read through Second Chance, I was not a fan of the pictures. There was no definition to the pictures and they just seemed too blurry to me. The pictures in no way take away from the beautiful story that is being shared.
Second Chance is a story that so many people will enjoy reading, but will also learn from. It is an easy way to teach someone about adoption, but also about autism and being accepted when different from others. This would be a wonderful addition to any public, school or home library.