Genre: contemporary early middle grade
Impulsive, fur-phobic, nine-year-old Paloma needs cash, fast. Pet-sitting a lost and most-likely dead cat isn't working out, so she turns herself upside down to come up with her newest venture, party planning. But when her first event turns out to be a Bar Mitzvah for a dog, Paloma ends up with a pooper-scooper full of trouble, including maybe losing her best friend. Paloma persists through the chaos, party crashers (they come for the herring) and yarmulke-eating guests. And in the end, after the dripping destruction dries, Paloma's earned the cash and learned the value of friendship.
Summer Vacation Rule Number One: if you’re trying to save the planet, don’t use left-over Easter egg dye as hair color.