AJ's Wish

by Renee Filippucci-Kotz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/27/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781480837461
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781480837478

About the Book

Pets are a big part of many children’s lives. They can be a child’s first—and maybe best—friend. But do you know what needs to be considered when bringing one into your home?

Ten-year-old AJ isn’t sure. She only knows she has always loved animals. She enjoys playing with her grandma’s pets and the pets of her friends. But in author Renee Filippucci-Kotz’s AJ’s Wish you’ll read about her greatest wish—a pet of her own! After she and her family watch a program about all the animals in shelters, she asks her parents for a pet. When they say no, she sets out to prove she is responsible enough to care for an animal.

Ms. Filippucci-Kotz is a longtime volunteer with her local, county animal shelter and several rescue organizations. AJ’s Wish is more than an entertaining story of AJ’s quest for a pet. The author shares with readers what kind of research you should do before deciding on the right pet for your family, or even if your family should have a pet. After all, bringing a pet into a family is a serious commitment.

About the Author

Renee Filippucci-Kotz has loved books and animals since she was a child. Going to the library with her parents and brother was a favorite pastime. Renee has been telling stories to children since she began babysitting around age eleven. AJ’s Wish is her first children’s chapter book.
Growing up Renee and her family had a variety of animals including gold fish, dogs, turtles, a cat, and a rabbit. In 2001 she began to volunteer with her local, county, animal shelter. In 2007 Renee along with three other shelter volunteers started the non-profit, Wake Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) to help the shelter with its adoption efforts. Additionally, she also produces short videos of pets in foster homes for the shelter and various rescue organizations to assist them with finding loving, adoptive homes for their waiting animals.
Ms. Filippucci-Kotz lives in North Carolina with her husband, two dogs and a cat named Cassie, the inspiration for AJ’s Wish.