Monday, September 20, 2010

Oogy Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Hatchette Book Group, we recently had the chance to read and review Oogy...The Dog Only a Family Could Love:



Oogy The Dog Only a Family Could Love By Larry Levin

Category:
PETS
Format:
HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date:
10/12/2010
Price:
$19.99/$22.50
ISBN:
9780446546317
Pages:
224
Size:
5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Synopsis:
"In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home. Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own."


What we thought: This was a truly heart-warming and inspiring story. It really opened my eyes to the world of animal rescues and shelters. This book is beautifully written and will at times make you both laugh and cry. It is truly amazing how animals can bring out the best in some people:) We recommend this book for animal lovers and anyone considering rescuing an animal and giving them the gift of a loving home. Oogy and his story with truly melt your heart:) ABCD Diaries gives Oogy...The Dog Only a Family Could Love an A+!!

Buy It: You can find Oogy at your favorite book store or online book dealer.

Win It: Hatchette Book Group has generously offered twoABCD Diaries readers a copy of Oogy. To enter, leave a comment below!
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