A charming and funny story about navigating new places and friendships.
Colette is exploring her new neighbourhood and wants to make friends. (The Neighbourhood is based in Montreal's very own Mile End!) 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.