Misty by Christine DencerMisty by Christine Dencer


byChristine DencerIllustratorJessica Meserve

Picture Books | February 5, 2015

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Sophie has to make an important delivery to her best friend Stanley. There is just one problem: Stanley has a dog. And Sophie is afraid of dogs. Find out if the power of friendship will be enough to help Sophie confront her fear.
Christine Dencer grew up in a small town in New Brunswick where she spent most of her childhood playing outside with her friends or sisters. To her, a lilac bush was never just a lilac bush, a swing set was never just a swing set and snow was not just something white that gave you a day off school once in a while. They were the springb...
Title:MistyFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:44 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 5, 2015Publisher:Simply Read BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927018595

ISBN - 13:9781927018590

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Read from the Book

Stanley is my best friend. He lives in the house across the street. I play with Stanley in my frontyard every day after school. But we did not always play at my house. We used to play in the bigbush in Stanley's yard. Then Stanley got a dog. I am afraid of dogs.Every day Stanley asks, "Do you want to play in the big bush today?"Every day, I say, "No thanks, Stanley."I would like to play in the bush in Stanley's yard but I am afraid of his dog.Stanley's dog is big and black. Her name is Misty. She sits outside tied to a long rope. WhenStanley and I play in my front yard, Misty runs and jumps and barks."Misty says she wants to play with us," says Stanley.I do not know what Misty says. I do not speak Woof.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Misty Wants to Play Chapter 2 A Very Important Job Chapter 3 I Am Afraid Chapter 4 Being Brave

Editorial Reviews

"The first title in this new beginning reader series introduces Sophie and Stanley, neighbors and best friends. Four cumulative chapters tackle the friendship's first obstacle, Stanley's new dog Misty. "I would like to play in Stanley's yard," says Sophie, "but I am afraid of his dog." The pair plays in Sophie's yard instead, temporarily solving the problem, until one day Stanley hurts his arm. Sophie's class entrusts her to deliver their get-well card to him, which means getting past Misty. The illustrations, with their long lines and soft washes of color along with purposeful layouts and perspective shifts, reinforce the story line while also bringing emotion and resonance to the easy-reader first-person text. Stanley calls out encouragement from his window, and Sophie finally braves the trip into Misty's territory for her friend. While the picture she drew on Stanley's card of them playing together-with Misty-is not yet the reality, she has found some initial courage. This gentle story suggests the beginning of a supportive multi-volume friendship."~ Julie Roach, The Horn Book Magazine