Sunny is the story of Mandy, a child in foster care. She is given a new puppy by a kind neighbor, Mr. Johnson. But Mandy, still struggling with the emotional loss of her own family, tries to bring the puppy back to its mother. Mr. Johnson helps her to understand that the puppy needs her just as Mandy needs Mama Rose, her foster mother.
Sunny was written to help foster children gain some insight into their emotions, and to expand all children's awareness about foster families. Discussion questions are provided at the end of the book for teachers, parents, and other adults to use when discussing the book with children.