BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Colette has just moved into a new neighborhood, so when her mother sends her out exploring and she meets some new friends they help her look for the "pet" she said she lost. Each new friend asks a question and Colette adds a detail, soon the whole neighborhood is looking for her lost parakeet, but as the description of the bird becomes rather, well, unusual, her friends get more and more interested - do they know she's inventing this pet?
Arsenault's delightful story of getting to know new friends is beautifully illustrated in shades of yellow and grey (except for the bird of course). The story is graphic novel style with dialogue carrying the story, and makes a wonderful easy read.