The Kew Gardens animal shelter is starting a new project where they invite local school classes into the shelter to read to the dogs and cats. Being read to helps the animals feel calmer, which means they can be adopted faster.Madison is eager to help. There's just one problem. She's not a very strong reader, and she doesn't want her new classmates to find out-not even Jasmine, Keiko, or Sofia.When a very nervous dog arrives at the shelter, Madison worries that he won't get adopted. If reading aloud to him might help, than Madison is going to try-even if it means letting her friends in on her secret.