By: Michelle Medlock Adams
Illustrated by: Ana Sebastian
Publisher: End Game Press
Publication Date: October 2021
Reviewed by: Holly Connors
Review Date: January 31, 2022
A teeny, tiny, little, itty-bitty dachshund becomes an unlikely hero when he comes to Santa’s aid in the irresistible Christmas story Dachshund Through the Snow.
Crosby, a delightful dachshund living in the village of Diggityville has the distinction of being the smallest dachshund in the whole world. In fact, The North Pole News even did a story about him with a headline of “Local Dachshund Named World’s Teeny-weeniest Weiner Dog!” It may sound fun but Crosby didn’t like all the attention he received just because of his small size. The little pup wanted to be known for his talents, such as burrowing through the snow.
Hoping to change his reputation from the smallest dog to the best, or fastest, or anything other than smallest, Crosby decided to enter the Arctic Animal Olympics. He trained hard to prepare for the big day, but when he arrived to register, the other animals laughed at him. Fighting back tears, Crosby did his best but…splat. There would be no Olympic awards for him. When the other animals continued to make fun of the little dog, Crosby was so upset that he began to dig down deep into the snow. Why couldn’t he just disappear?
Soon Crosby had an underground burrow and he kept digging, and digging, and digging until he had gone so far that when he came back up above the snow, he was far away. So far, in fact, that he came upon Santa and his reindeer, stranded in a cave. A storm had blown in and now Santa was stuck – would Crosby and his amazing digging skills be able to save Santa and Christmas?
Dachshund Through the Snow is one of the best Children’s Christmas books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The story is original, has a great message, and Crosby is so adorable it’s impossible to resist his charms. Children will giggle at Crosby’s antics and also learn a very important lesson about the size of your stature not being the measure of your heart. Add in the wonderful illustrations and there’s no doubt your children will want to read this book again and again, and not just at Christmastime.
Quill says: An adorable and spunky little dachshund with an overdose of charm, the saving of Christmas, and fantastic illustrations make Dachshund Through the Snow a holiday tale that every family should add to their Christmas book list.
For more information on Dachshund Through the Snow, please visit the author's website at: www.michellemedlockadams.com