Colette's Lost Pet
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.