Claudia Mills (Knopf 2011)(ages 7-10). In this first of a new chapter book series, nine-year-old Mason Dixon likes his belongings ordered, his food simple, and his socks brown. He does not want a pet, but his parents insist he needs one. But fish, hamsters, and cats just aren't his thing. When he and his best friend Brody adopt a dog, though, he discovers that, just possibly, having a pet companion isn't so bad after all.
MASON DIXON: PET DISASTERS is a winning tale of friendship, pets, and summer art camp. Full of heart and humor, PET DISASTERS will have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. Illustrations by Guy Francis are equally fun and expressive.