The girl with her wagon is ready to adopt a dog, but the Copley County Animal Shelter has other animals it is more eager to unload. Accentuating the positives of each critter, the shelter manager offers an aardvark, a goose, a weasel, and even a lizard dressed up as a dog. But do they have a puppy? Let's just say the resolution is a surprise. Telling a tale for readers up to 7, Jon Agee depicts the cavalcade of creatures with comic aplomb.
"Agee's cartoon drawings of the hapless animals are winning, but it's the child's implacable resolve that sees the story through."—Publishers Weekly