Picture books can teach children inspiring lessons about love, empathy, and kindness.

Kids can relate to picture books.

Chi Chi the Rescue Dog – Never Give Up is a picture book full of love, kindness, and hope and teaches children about the humane treatment of animals.

It is a true story about a Golden Retriever who was abandoned and broken on the side of a road in a trash bag.

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She is rescued by kind, compassionate people who take her to an animal hospital.

Chi Chi must have surgery on her legs.

The veterinarian tells the dog she is now an amputee and tells her to rest so that her legs can heal.

With that being said, why, then, is this dog smiling?

Chi Chi knows that she is being helped and hopes a forever family will adopt her so that she can make new dog friends and play all the time.

Does a forever family ever adopt Chi Chi?

Once on the road to recovery, Chi Chi always has a smile on her face.

What happens to her that makes her smile?

What is the dog’s attitude that makes her smile?

How does she handle her disability despite difficulties and obstacles that may lie ahead?

Chi Chi also has a favorite color. (Guess what it is based on the book cover.)

The book is cleverly written.

I especially like that the story narration is in black print and the dog’s thoughts are in brown print.

Chi Chi has a joyful spirit and works hard to get well.

She is one determined dog.

She never gives up.

This book will inspire adults and children to persist in the face of difficult situations.

This is a must-read book.

It starts off a bit sad, but the ending is fantastic!

The book is 10.25 x 0.5 x 10.25 inches and is well constructed.

The illustrations are beautiful and large.

The faces on the dogs are so incredible you want to reach out and pet their little heads.

Bios of Elizabeth Howell (Author) and Blayne Fox (Illustrator) are on the last page of the book.

Chic-Chi Rescue Dog

Title: Chi Chi The Rescue Dog – Never Give Up
Author: Elizabeth Howell
Illustrator: Blayne Fox
Publisher: Brown Books Pub Group
ISBN-10: 1612545335
ISBN-13: 978-1612545332

Available at amazon.com and other fine booksellers.

Rescue animals and their plight are very important to me and there are so many incredible animals waiting in shelters to be adopted.


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