This is the third book in the series written by Hilary McKay. Lulu is an energetic and affectionate 7-year-old who loves animals. Her grandmother, Nan, thinks she already has far too many pets. When a bag left on the front porch contains the biggest cat Lulu has ever seen, her grandmother insists that Lulu can't keep it. When Lulu's friend Charlie tells Nan all sorts of trouble that his own cat has caused, she is even more determined that neither Lulu nor her cousin Mellie need a cat around. Nan slowly comes to like the cat, especially when she finds out that it chases the dogs out of the flower bed and won't let them dig the plants up. In the end, Nan helps Lulu find the perfect home for the cat in the bag.
The Lulu stories are perfect for readers who enjoy animals and books about pets, but still want something a little shorter than Animal Ark or Puppy Place books. They are a great length for students making the transition into chapter books. My friend Ms. Goins recommended them to me and says they are very popular in her library at Porter Elementary.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It went on sale September 1, 2013. There are websites for the author, the illustrator, and the publisher, if you would like more information about the book or the rest of the series.