Abigail Iris is the heroine of this series intended for young female readers. The writing is very good, written in first person with piles of character. In this book, Abigail is angling after a precocious kitten to add to her family. The main plot following the ups and downs of a new pet is contrasted with the sub-plot of the birth of a new baby in one of Abigail’s friend’s families. No wild adventure here but well-told realistic fiction set in middle class North American. The text is nicely complimented with ink drawings by Joy Allen. A good addition to the simpler chapter books in a K-8 library. Recommend it to your students finished reading Junie B. or Ivy and Bean.