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Children's Fiction Beginner


by (author) Christine Dencer

illustrated by Jessica Meserve

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Beginner, Emotions & Feelings, Dogs, Friendship
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
Recommended Reading age
5 to 9
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price

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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.

About the authors

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 springboards of endless adventures. Play, laughter, imagination, friendship and family were the foundations of her childhood. Today, they are the foundations of her stories. Christine, a grown-up in body but not in spirit, lives a contented family life in South Surrey, BC with her husband and two daughters. For more information visit

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JESSICA MESERVE was born in Maine, studied illustration in Scotland, and worked in publishing as a children’s book designer before pursuing a career as an illustrator. She has illustrated a number of books for children, and is the author-illustrator of four picture books, including Small Sister and Can Anybody Hear Me? Jessica lives with her family in the UK.

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