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Gretchen, a spunky, lovable dachshund, tells the true story of how she loses the use of her back legs after an accident but triumphs over her disability with the help of a set of wheels. Candid photographs, engaging text, and a scrapbook-style format gives this real-life story an immediate appeal. Gretchen’s tale will be inspirational to all as she overcomes her challenge and keeps her friendly, funny personality intact.

In this adorable story based on an episode, Olivia takes her “way with animals” to the next level and imagines what it would be like to become a veterinarian.

There are lots of dogs of all shapes and sizes at the animal shelter. But Kate and her mom and dad know they want Dave the moment they see him. He’s small and cute and a perfect fit for the end of Kate’s bed. But then they see Rosy, who is old and gray and broad as a table. How can they take home just one dog when there are so many wonderful animals who need a home? Bob Graham creates an original, endearing family in a touching story that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.

A charming carrot-colored cat wants to walk on the wild side — as a dog. But do dogs really have the upper paw? This confused kitty thinks so, at least until her helpful owner proves that life as a feline really is the cat’s pajamas. Lydia Monks’ bouncy rhymes and inventive collage illustrations are purr-fect for young pups and kittens.

A great introduction to veterinarians and what they do. Young animal lovers can follow a step-by-step story about a day in the life of a vet. Enhanced with photographs and simple text, this is a perfect book for beginning readers.

Harry es un perrito blanco con manchas negras al que todo le gusta . . . excepto bañarse. Así que un día antes del baño, Harry se escapa. Se pasa el día, jugando en la calle y pronto está tan sucio que se convierte en un perro negro con manchas blancas. Ahora Harry tiene un problema: ¡su propia familia no lo reconoce!