A Better Ending, by Doreen Tamminga and published by Reformation Heritage Books.
Caleb desperately wants a cat, but his mother is allergic to them. When a stray cat show ups at the house, Caleb can't resist taking care of it "despite his mother's sneezing! Hopes are dashed when Caleb's father explains to him that he cannot expect God to always answer his prayers in the way he wants. Yet a surprising twist in the story makes Caleb eventually realize that "God does answer prayer, in His own time and in His own way."
A Better Ending is a collection of short stories and poems that take place at home, in school, across the world, and in out own back yards. Each story has a theme that encourages readers to reflect on their own hearts and lives as the relate to God's Word.