A Small Thing . . . but Big by Tony Johnston

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Lizzie and her mom go to the park. That's where Lizzie meets an elderly man and his companion, Cecile, a dog about her size.

But Lizzie is afraid of dogs, so she'll have to rely on her new friend to help her take things one step at a time.

Getting over your fears may seem like a small thing . . . but it sure can feel big.


About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than a hundred beloved children's books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.Hadley Hooper works as an editorial illustrator for numerous magazines and newspapers. In 2011 she illustrated Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey. The Iridescence of Birds was her second picture book and first for Roaring Brook Press. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Published October 18, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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PreS-Gr 2—What could be a more carefree experience than a trip to the park with one's mother? After exploring, however, Lizzie finds herself face-to-face with a dog—and she freezes. The gentleman at the other end of the leash "timidly" responds to some of her nervous questions and then encourages...

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