by Hilary McKay
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Albert Whitman & Company
Lulu is a magnet for pets. She collects them without even trying. Lulu's cousin, Mellie, is staying at Lulu's house while their parents are all on vacation. Nan, their grandmother, is looking after them. She can't tolerate the menagerie at Lulu's house, especially the dogs. So when the girls find an abandoned cat tied up in a bag she is adamant about not letting it in the house. The giant, bright orange cat takes matters into its own paws and sneaks into Lulu's bedroom. When her dogs start acting strange and the cat starts eating them out of house and home, Lulu realizes this might be one pet she can't keep. Oh well, maybe she knows someone who will take care of the quirky kitty? Lulu and her critters are back for another fabulous adventure. This is a great intermediate series for kids 1st-3rd grades!