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.