Illustrated by :Julie McLaughlin
Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Form detail:Picture book, Sewn, Paper over boards
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Dimensions:8.5in x 10 x 0.38 in | 400 gr
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:17 Colour illustrations
★“[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.
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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.
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.
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★ “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