Dasher Gets Adopted by Julie Hatley and Illustrated by Shay Jones
This hardcover book is for families everywhere who wish to tell a young child a story about love, trust, and the value of believing in hopes, dreams and wishes. "Dasher Gets Adopted" follows the adventures of a young Greyhound dog who is adopted by a loving family. While trying to adjust to her new surroundings and family, Dasher makes mistakes, feels guilty and is sometimes afraid of what will happen to her. However, her new family doesn't scold her or make her feel guilty. They teach her about her new surroundings, and let her feel their love through patience and example. Trying to "fit in" to any new circumstance can be just as scary for a young child as it is for an adult.
Greyhounds, like young children, are fast on their feet, especially when they are headed into a dangerous situation they have no knowledge of. When an open door presents itself, Dasher enters an unprotected world. Will she survive?
You must read the ending to this wonderful story to embrace the full meaning of one family's love. A lighthearted story with deep inner meaning. It can help a child understand self-worth, expectations, disappointments, victory, trust and love.