This is my first attempt at a kids book! It's in the style of a picture book ages 2-8 and I would really appreciate any advice you lovely people have to offer. Thank you so much, enjoy!
My story begins on a dark Christmas eve.
As a smallish brown spot in a world of white.
Cold and alone. Too tired to bark.
Curled up tight on some porch, trying to sleep.
Suddenly light shines in my eyes.
And I hear a small, desperate shout.
"Mom, come here! Santa sent us a dog!"
"Goodness gracious!" Mom says
"Better get him indoors."
First, they try to give me a bath.
Scary, at first. But then fun, I decide!
After, with some towels of festive red wool
They fluff up my fur and then wrap me up tight.
They give me a dinner of ham fit for kings.
And I fall asleep smiling by the warm cheerful fire.
"If he is going to stay, he must have a name."
The child whispers, "I have the perfect one!"
It's now a year later, and I am part of the family.
And when winter arrives, it's my favorite now too.
I'm always around to lend a helpful paw.
We have many traditions, and I know them all.
The day after Thanksgiving, we put up our lights.
My job is to help untangle them.
The first snow comes, and we rush out to play.
I make sure the snowman's nose is just so.
We put up our tree. I fetch, and they decorate.
First lights, then tinsel, then the ornaments
And at last the star.
We all snuggle and watch the glow when we finish.
And when we sing carols, I howl with the best.
Going door to door in the sweater Mom made me.
Baking the cookies is always a treat.
I loyally test them for flavor.
Wrapping the presents, the told down the tape.
And piles of ribbons transform into bows.
Under the tree, along with the presents.
I place all my toys, so we can share everything.
And when Santa does come, I greet him quietly.
Patting me on the head, he notices my nametag.
Quite handsome. In red, green, and gold.
"Good boy, Miracle."