Paloma (Shelter Pet Squad #3) (Paperback)

By Cynthia Lord, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780545636049, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

List Price: 5.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

There's a big surprise for the Shelter Pet Squad: A group of sato puppies has arrived! Satos are homeless dogs -- of various breeds -- from Puerto Rico. The kids will help them settle in until they are ready for adoption.



Suzannah plays with a pup named Paloma until the little dog falls asleep in her lap. It's puppy love!



That's why it's hard, the next week, when a line of people forms at the shelter to adopt the satos. Suzannah should be happy that Paloma will soon have a new home. The only problem is... she's not ready to let the dog go.



Is there any way for Paloma to get adopted without breaking Suzannah's heart?



Animal lovers will adore this third book in the irresistible Shelter Pet Squad series by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord.


About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of Rules, a Newbery Honor Book and a Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed Half a Chance and Touch Blue. She made her picture-book debut with Hot Rod Hamster, which won several awards, including the Parents' Choice Award, and followed it with the beloved sequel Happy Birthday, Hamster. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at www.cynthialord.com.



Erin McGuire is an illustrator currently working in Dallas, Texas. She's illustrated over fifty books across a range of middle grade and picture book projects, including Time of the Fireflies, The Real Boy, and many more.


Praise For Paloma (Shelter Pet Squad #3)

Praise for Shelter Pet Squad #1: Jelly Bean:

"This heartwarming early chapter book reminds readers that good friends and the chance to make a positive difference are often closer than they may believe. Upbeat and relatable, this promises to be the start to a series that will win over young animal enthusiasts." -- School Library Journal



"Lord's own newly adopted shelter pet, a guinea pig, was the inspiration... and she artfully weaves information about animals, shelters, and pet care throughout. Easy vocabulary, uncomplicated sentences, generous dialogue, large font, and friendly illustrations make the book accessible." -- Booklist



"Pet lovers will enjoy this brief, quietly attractive series opener." -- Kirkus Reviews



"Lord's deft pacing and the specific details of shelter volunteering (the kids receive clear enough instructions on setting up treat "challenges" for the dogs, for example, that readers could replicate them

at home) will keep kids captivated." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Book