Saturday, May 15, 2010

Old Dog and the Christmas Wish, by Christine Davis

This is a lovely book about an old dog that looks into his neighbor’s yard, and sees a nativity scene. He longs to join the nativity scene because he knows there is something special about the child in it. Sensing his time on Earth is drawing to a close, an angel grants the old dog his wish, and as he passes from this world to the next, she allows him to join into the nativity scene, to forever watch over the Christ child.

This is yet another wonderful book by Christine Davis. The amount of love she has for animals simply pours out onto the page. Her books provide such comfort to those who face the loss of a beloved pet, and this one would make a wonderful holiday gift for someone who lost a pet, or even just a great holiday gift for a pet lover. The illustrations in the book are lush, and rich.

As a pet owner, I feel a strong connection to my pets, and they are a part of my family. Christine shares this connection, and this is the premise of her books. When I hear of a fellow pet owner struggling, I often recommend her books to them. They have a soothing, peaceful effect, and are beautiful. My pets love it when I read Christine’s books to them. Because they are short books, and so gorgeously illustrated, they are also wonderful books for children.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review courtesy of Lighthearted Press.