Samuel knows that their real name is Simone, but things at their house are too quiet to think about how to tell their parents. When Chloe the costume designer moves in across the street with a dog about to have puppies, life becomes bigger, more colourful, and louder. And so does Simone.
"A sweet and beautiful picture book that could be used to start a conversation about gender identity with young children. My primary students love this book and it is hard to keep it on the shelves of my library." Lesley Bell, teacher librarian.
"The illustrations are rich and full of diversity. This book sends a great message to kids about exploring their self-expression and breaking out of traditional gender norms. This is an exceptional LGBTQ+ book to read to a young child. Highly recommended."Chantal Hughes, author in award nominated Breaking Boundaries.
"A heartwarming story with dazzling artwork about family, friendship, puppies, love, acceptance, and the exciting discovery of identity. If these characters were real, I would love to know them!"LS Stone, author of What's in it for Me?
"A delightfully sweet story about a family coming out and alive with the help of a furry friend and a wonderful neighbour."Darby Love-Librarian