The Dog Who Found Christmas


I'm linking up with Chrissy to share one of my favourite Christmas books.  It's called The Dog Who Found Christmas by Linda Jennings.

It's all about this sweet little dog (just look at that face!) called Buster who grows up to be not quite the adorable puppy he was when he was little.

His family abandons him on Christmas Eve. Yes! This part is definitely sad and all the kids are wide-eyed and worried at the beginning of the book.

But it has a VERY happy ending and is worth reading.

I noticed it didn't get the highest rating on Amazon, but I LOVE it!!!  I think it's important for kids to know what can happen to animals if they're not properly loved and cared for. This book is an excellent springboard into discussions about having compassion for all creatures.

You can link up too and find some more great Christmas books by clicking on Chrissy's button.

Happy Reading!


  1. With your love of dogs, it is no surprise that you love this book :)

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  2. My class loves this book! I read part of it and stopped and now they are taking turns taking it home to finish! With my tiny class of only ten, I can do that!

  3. What a sweet sounding book! He does look adorable. :)
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  4. We have this book! And it is one of our favorites too!! I was very sad and afraid for Buster, but happy in the end. This is a book we like to read at school. Makes the kids think. thanks for reviewing it!

  5. This sounds like a cute/sad story with a great lesson! :)

  6. Thanks for linking up with this great book, Barb. It sounds like one that would make me cry but one I'd dearly love at the same time.
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  7. I love animal books with a lesson. Especially ones that don't make it obvious I'm learning. :)

  8. Have you read A Dog's Life by Ann Martin? A must read for dog lovers! Also a great read aloud for 1st and up!

  9. Isn't it funny how what we think doesn't always match the ratings on Amazon? I sometimes find myself double-thinking my love for a book, then I decide to ignore those and refer anyway. Thanks for the lead on another Christmas treasure!


  10. I love this book too! Such a great message for the kiddo especially around the holiday season :)

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