The first book in the Sonny the Wonder Dog series is Sonny from Outer Space. A climate change forces the residents of planet Zana to find new places to live so they don't starve. Zonny decides he is going to go to Earth and takes on the identity of Sonny the Shih-Tzu. Once on Earth, he is immediately found by seven-year-old Pamela and welcomed into her home. Sonny has an immediate bond with Pamela but can’t help but feel alone when he learns of the Earth customs. He wants desperately to fit in here, but he quickly sees he isn’t like the other dogs. Will Sonny ever feel at home on Earth?