Colette’s Lost Pet

Colette is new to the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal. She wants to make friends, but doesn’t know what to talk about. She invents a problem: she has lost her pet parakeet named Marie Antoinette. Her fib escalates a bit out of control and a neighborhood-wide search party is assembled. Do her new friends really believe her or is it just more fun to pretend? Artwork rendered in pencil, watercolor, and ink with digital coloration depicts Montreal’s urban setting. The text is hand-lettered. mjw
Title: Colette’s Lost Pet
Author: Isabelle Arsenault
: Isabelle Arsenault
: Random House, New York
: 2017
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-553-53659-1
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 3-7
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Montreal
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Montreal
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Illustrator’s residence
: Montreal
: Author/illustrator has won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature three times
: Birds, New experiences, Pets

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