By Renata Galindo (Schwartz & Wade Books)
Puppy narrates this exploration of what it’s like to look and sound completely different from your mom. In Puppy’s case, Mom is a cat. Puppy tries to become more like her, but it doesn’t work. Mom can’t stop Puppy from feeling sad, but tells him it’s okay to be sad sometimes. He learns that life has ups and downs, but his mom will always be there for him. This is a warm and loving story for all families, adoptive or not. All kids gain when different-looking families are seen as normal.