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Review | A Night at the Animal Shelter

The Blithedale Animal Shelter has just ended its annual holiday sale for dogs, and miraculously all but a few have been adopted. An unexpected, welcome surprise for the shelter staff, and great news for the lucky pups who found homes. But for the dogs that remain—a high-strung Lab puppy, a three-legged Chihuahua, a Golden Retriever, a hard-luck Pit Bull Terrier; and a smart, old dog—it will be a lonely and cold Christmas Eve. Their favorite employee, Ginny Collins, is cozying up their cages and giving them some love before the shelter closes for the holiday. The sun is setting, but a night to remember is about to begin.

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Hott Review:

I picked up A Night at the Animal Shelter, when it was free, hoping to find a book to share with some of my favorite middle-grade readers. The cover is adorable, the age level listed on Amazon is 8-18, and Goodreads lists it as a children’s book. This will not be shared with the kiddos.

What I liked: I really liked the story. A Night at the Animal Shelter is a sad but honest look at the life of those left behind and the love that so many take for granted. Animals just know how to love, they can be taught differently, and so many are mistreated or discarded because they have a personality or are an inconvenience. I loved how that was shown from their side and hope that A Night at the Animal Shelter enlightens even one person.

What I didn’t like: I feel the language, while it may be used in many households, is inappropriate for children.

** Note: On Goodreads the title is shown as “Love for Freedom”


Author: Mark J. Asher
Source: I purchased this item on July 9, 2016 when it was free. /td>
Publisher & Date: April 2nd 2014 by Createspace
Genre: It’s listed as Children’s Fiction
ISBN: 1497513219 (ISBN13: 9781497513211)
Pages: 104

Author Bio:

Mark J. AsherMark J. Asher is the author of several dog books, including: All That Ails You (fiction from a dog’s point of view, 400 five-star reviews), Humphrey Was Here (pet loss memoir), and Old Friends (senior dogs).

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