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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 28
Themes: Pride parade, alphabet primer, celebration, LGBTQ+, family
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 11/May/2021
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?“[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.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“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.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ “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.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.”