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.

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Sunny
Author: Theresa MacInnis Schimmel
Illustrator: Dennis Lavorato