Why Dogs Are by Tana Thompson

Why Dogs Are

Why Dogs Are – Book Review

Have you ever wondered how dogs came into being?

In the charmingly illustrated book Why Dogs Are, Tana Thompson weaves a delightfully imaginative children’s story that explores why God created dogs and sent them from heaven to earth.

It’s a tale about a very special golden retriever that’s sent to share the heart of God with a special boy named Brian.

Brian was born with eyes that don’t see and eyes that don’t hear.

God wants to make sure that Brian knows how much He loves Brian, so he commissions one of his special creatures – a beautiful golden retriever – with a very important task.

This dog is responsible for conveying God’s love to Brian in ways that only he can do, since Brian cannot hear and see love in the ways that ordinary children can.

God tells the retriever that if he does his job well, he will send more dogs to earth to share more of His love!

Why Dogs Are is a heartwarming tale, written for folks ages 3 to 103, that you will want to read over and over again – in part for the story – in part for Marita Gentry’s beautiful illustrations.

It’s one of those books you will also want to share with everyone you love!

Why Dogs Are was named a Finalist in the non-profit Indie Book Awards (Spirituality Category, 2014). 100% of its net profits from book sales go to charities that train and support therapy dogs.

This book is the first in a series called Love Unleashed.

Why Dogs Are is a very special story that I fell in love with upon first reading.

I highly recommend the book!

About Tana Thompson

Tana Thompson

Tana Thompson spent 30 years teaching in Southern colleges and universities before retiring and pursuing her dream of writing. Tana has also been active in the pet therapy world with her late husband. Currently, she lives in Alabama with her family of 2 “chosen” dogs, 2 rescued dogs, and 4 rescued cats.

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3 Responses to “Why Dogs Are by Tana Thompson”

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  1. Sounds like an awesome book! Great review. Thank you for sharing on the Pet Parade

  2. Sounds like a paw-some book! Beautiful story. Thanks for linking this post up to the #KidLitBlogHop. Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend ahead!

  3. PragmaticMom says:

    We have a Golden Retriever and I think my kids would love to read about how they can become guide dogs! Thanks so much for sharing this great picture book at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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