Colette's Lost Pet

This children's book by Isabelle Arsenault is about welcoming new people to the community.

Isabelle Arsenault

Colette is exploring her new neighbourhood and wants to make friends. But when she encounters someone her age she's never met before, she doesn't know what to say — so she hastily invents a lost pet! Things spiral a bit out of control as a neighbourhood-wide search party is assembled and Colette makes her pet bird more amazing with each telling. Will the neighbourhood kids catch on to her ever-growing fib?

This charming story both clearly identifies the struggle of navigating a different experience and demonstrates to kids a lovely and welcoming way to treat someone new in their community. (From Tundra Books)

Colette's Lost Pet is available in May 2017.


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