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“A new, young middle-grade series that combines the heart and friendship of the Baby-sitters Club, with the irresistible appeal of adorable animals!”

Friends Fur-ever (Must Love Pets #1)

Written by Saadia Faruqi
Illustrated by Anoosha Syed
Published by Scholastic Paperbacks

Imaan Bashir loves dogs, but she doesn’t have one. Yet. If only there were a surefire way to demonstrate her special canine connection to her mom. Then she’d be well on her way to pampering a pup of her very own.

When one of Imaan’s neighbors needs a last-minute pet sitter for her dog, Sir Teddy, a great idea is hatched. Imaan and her friends London and Olivia will step in as pet-sitters! Imaan’s mom will be so blown away by Imaan’s amazing animal abilities that she will beg her to adopt her own dog. Or something like that. . . But the reality of pet-sitting is a little more complicated–Imaan soon discovers that Sir Teddy is a real paw-full!

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Publication Date: May 2022
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States (California)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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