A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron
Ever been to a city park? Possums, crows, dogs. You’d expect to see them. But a coyote pup? How did he get there? Trouble finds himself there after his curiosity and impulsivity take him away from the wilds and into a world he knows nothing about. Think of Watership Down, and Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh, and you’ll have the flavor and feelings of A Pup Called Trouble.
This is a good choice for reluctant readers. Who doesn’t want to read about a coyote trapped in the city?