New dog, no tricks Becket Branch has one birthday wish--a dog Dogs are outgoing and friendly, and they live life loud, just like Becket. Becket's twin, Nicholas, wants a pet more like him--a peaceful, quiet indoor cat. When their parents take them to the shelter to choose a dog and a cat, it should be Becket's biggest BEAUTIFUL ALERT ever. But Becket's dream dog, Dibs, turns out to be a super-shy scaredy-pooch. Meanwhile, Nicholas's kitty, Given, loves being the center of attention and greeting visitors to Blackberry Farm. Can Becket and Nicholas learn how to love Dibs and Given as they are--even if they aren't exactly the pets the twins dreamed of? With black-and-white drawings throughout by award-winning illustrator LeUyen Pham (Real Friends), this second volume of the Blackberry Farm series offers a gentle message about embracing new friends who may not match preconceived expectations.