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Special Paws

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Special Paws: The Family List by Tracey Kusinitz Altman

When Boston finds herself in a shelter, Hunter becomes her friend in the neighboring crate and offers to help her make a very special list. Enjoy reading how these two adorable, rescue dogs figure out who they want to live with and why! What does your family list look like?

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About the Author

Author Tracey Kusinitz Altman was 50 years old when she got her very first dog. Before going to the shelter to look for a pet, a friend had helped Altman put together a list of qualities that she wanted in a dog. Boston, a beautiful terrier and pit bull mix, fit everything on the list and more. The spots on Boston’s back formed the shape of a heart, and for Altman it was love at first sight. She drew from her own experience with the local animal shelter to write Special Paws, the first in a planned series of children’s books that feature shelter animals. She also founded Special Paws, a nonprofit that raises money to support animal shelters. Altman lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her two rescue dogs, Boston and Harper. You can connect with Altman on Facebook at Special Paws.

My Review

5 stars

Boston finds herself in a shelter and not understanding the situation. Next to her cage is a beagle called Hunter who explains what is going on. Hunter tells Boston that before she can go to a home she should make a list of everything that she wants in a family. Together they work on Boston’s list and find her the perfect family.

This is a cute and beautifully illustrated story of two dogs in the shelter. I felt so sad for Hunter when I learned that he had been there for four months but I liked the twist with how no one had fit his list. Of course there is a happy ending for both dogs.

I think this is a great book for any kid but especially one that would like to adopt of puppy or kitty from the shelter. I really like how a portion of the proceeds goes to the shelter. This is a great message for kids too.

Are you or your kids thinking about adopting? This would be a great book for anyone’s library but could also be in shelters to help educate children.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ascot Media for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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