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Pride Puppy!
By (author): Robin Stevenson Illustrated by: Julie McLaughlin
Robin Stevenson ,

Illustrated by :

Julie McLaughlin

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459824843

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
May 11, 2021
Print Run: 8000
$21.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 10 x 0.38 in | 400 gr

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

17 Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C023083
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / LGBTQ+
Picture storybooks|Children’s interactive and activity: hidden object / search and discover|Early years: letters and words|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Diversity, equality and inclusion|Interest age: from c 24 months|Holidays and celebrations|Relating to LGBTQ+ people
j421/.1—dc23
 
BC Books for BC Schools 2021, Commended OLA Top Ten Best Bets 2022, Commended Shining Willow Award 2022, Short-listed
  • Short Description
A rhyming alphabet book featuring a family that has lost its dog at a Pride parade.
E is for everyone under the sun. F is for feathers, and flags, and fun…

“[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day—meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade! Luckily, there are lots of people around to help reunite the pup with his family.

This rhyming alphabet book tells a lively story, with rich, colorful illustrations that will have readers poring over every detail as they spot items starting with each of the letters of the alphabet. An affirming and inclusive book that offers a joyful glimpse of a Pride parade and the vibrant community that celebrates this day each year.

Key Selling Points

  • An LGBTQ+ inclusive picture book where identity is not the focus of the story but queer community is centered.
  • The family is intentionally not gendered.
  • The author is part of the LGBTQ+ community and has spoken extensively about Pride with kids of all ages.
  • The busy, bright, dynamic illustrations will keep even the littlest readers poring over the page of this alphabet primer and search-and-find picture book.
  • The author’s nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor, and her board book Pride Colors garnered starred reviews from SLJ and Kirkus, was shortlisted for the Lambda Award and was on ALA's Rainbow List.

Robin Stevenson is the author of more than twenty-five books for kids and teens, including Pride Puppy!, Pride Colors and Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. The first edition of her nonfiction book Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community (2016) won a Stonewall Honor and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia.



Contributor Website

Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including Pride Puppy, Little Cloud, and Why We Live Where We Live, winner of the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her work with various editorial, advertising and publishing clients can be seen around the world. Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

★ “Bouncy rhymes...vibrant, rainbow-splashed illustrations...This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.”

- Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“What appears at first glance to be a rather simple concept, in the hands of Stevenson and McLaughlin becomes a rich story of diversity and inclusion...A feast for the senses, Pride Puppy! will be sure to capture the attention of young readers and parents alike. Highly Recommended.”

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“The magic of Pride is perfectly captured in this bright and fun picture book…A book that showcases Pride fro A to Z (or Awake to Zzzzzs), this celebration of community and family, like Pride, vibrant, diverse and fun for everyone.” - Canadian Children's Book News

“Isn’t just a cute, inclusive story or a fantastic ABC book, but also a marker of how far publishing has come. In conclusion, I definitely recommend Pride Puppy! as part of your collection." - Kid Lit and Caboodle blog

Also Available

Sally's Big Day Andrew Larsen 9781459834613 $19.95 CAD Feb 14, 2023
A Plan for Pops Heather Smith 9781459832237 $12.95 CAD Sep 14, 2021
Pride Robin Stevenson 9781459821248 $28.95 CAD Mar 24, 2020
Pride Colors Robin Stevenson 9781459820708 $10.95 CAD Mar 12, 2019
The Summer We Saved the Bees Robin Stevenson 9781459808348 $10.95 CAD Sep 08, 2015

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