Monday, January 10, 2011

Second Chance Book Reveiw::

The book Second Chances is a book about a boy with autism that adopts a shelter dog.
I read this book to three of my kiddos age 8,5, and 3 to see how they liked it. It was hard for them to follow all the characters. My oldest son wanted to know what autism was, the book did not go into detail on the topic.  My younger kiddos 2 wanted more pictures.
I thought the book was hard to follow for a children's book but did like the over all storyline. For me the book fell short and the pages were to long. I do think it is great that some of the money goes to the Humane Society. I also like that the book touches on the subject of adoption.

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Here is a bit about the author

Sandra J. Gerencher Bio:

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).

Here are some links to the authors websites and book buying info.


PBS Kids Recommended title

Book web site

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Thank you Tribute Books for the chance to participate in this review.
 I had fun being a part of the Second Chance book tour.

Peace and Joy,

1 comment:

  1. Georgiann - thanks for sharing SECOND CHANCE with the readers of The Garden Gate and with your own children. We appreciate your support and your participation in the blog tour.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books


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