Ava and Taco Cat: 12/27/15
Ava and Taco Cat by Carol Weston is the sequel to Ava and Pip. Ava and her family all have palindromic names. When a stray cat comes into the veterinary clinic where her mother works, Ava sees a chance to add to their family with a cat she wants to call Taco.
Taco, though, is incredibly shy. Pip, Ava's sister, is also very shy so Ava uses what she learned while helping her sister to help Taco. Many children's books about getting a pet focus on the typical responsibilities of caring for one: feeding, cleaning up after them, exercise.
It's a rare book that will frankly cover the extra work involved in adopting or fostering a special needs pet, such as Taco. The possibility of needing to re-home Taco is there from the very beginning and at one point it looks like that will actually happen.
For any child who is considering working with pets, Ava and Taco Cat is a must have, must read book. I'm giving a copy to my daughter as she wants to be a veterinarian.