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Children's Fiction Lgbt

Loudest Bark, The

by (author) Gail Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon

illustrated by Amélie Ayotte

Publisher
Rebel Mountain Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Category
LGBT, Friendship, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781989996034
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5

Description

Samuel knows that their real name is Simone, but things at their house are too quiet to think about how to tell their parents. When Chloe the costume designer moves in across the street with a dog about to have puppies, life becomes bigger, more colourful, and louder. And so does Simone.Teacher resources available on publisher website: rebelmountainpress.com/the-loudest-bark-quel-jappements-teacher-resources

About the authors

Lucie Gagnon et Gail Marlene Schwartz sont passionnées de livres pour enfants. Elles sont les co-auteurs de Clémence au temps du coronavirus (Facile à Lire, 2020) et L'amoureuse de ma sœur (Rebel Mountain Press, à venir). Lucie est retraitée du réseau des Bibliothèques Publiques de Montréal. Elle est un parent-éducateur qui adore les jeux, les pâtes et aime apprendre comment les choses fonctionnent. Gail écrit pour les adultes et est éditeur professionnel. Elle aime chanter, faire du pain challah, et travailler avec des amis sur des projets d'art salissants. En plus d'écrire ensemble, Lucie et Gail partagent une maison, un fils et un chien, tous pleins de sons, à St-Armand, du Québec.

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Lucie Gagnon et Gail Marlene Schwartz sont passionnées de livres pour enfants. Elles sont les co-auteurs de Clémence au temps du coronavirus (Facile à Lire, 2020) et L'amoureuse de ma sœur(Rebel Mountain Press, à venir). Lucie est retraitée du réseau des Bibliothèques Publiques de Montréal. Elle est un parent-éducateur qui adore les jeux, les pâtes et aime apprendre comment les choses fonctionnent. Gail écrit pour les adultes et est éditeur professionnel. Elle aime chanter, faire du pain challah, et travailler avec des amis sur des projets d'art salissants. En plus d'écrire ensemble, Lucie et Gail partagent une maison, un fils et un chien, tous pleins de sons, à St-Armand, du Québec.

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Amélie Ayotte est une illustratrice et animatrice vivant dans la région de Montréal. Ses médiums préférés sont l'aquarelle et les crayons de couleurs, qu'elle utilise pour créer des images colorées, qui s'inspirent de la nature. Son premier court-métrage, Koi, a été présenté aux festivals Fantasia et Animaze.

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Excerpt: Loudest Bark, The (by (author) Gail Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon; illustrated by Amélie Ayotte)

"Samuel, I think Piano might be ready to have her babies."
Chloe was right!

A few hours later, Piano is the proud mama of four tiny puppies.
"There's one girl and three boys. Let's put different coloured ribbons around their necks to tell them apart. We should give them glamorous names..."
"How about Little Miss?"
Chloe laughs. "Perfect!"

"I hope we gave the puppies the right names."
"Not sure I understand, lovely one."
"When I was born, the baby fairy whispered my name to my parents. They thought she said Samuel but she really said Simone."
"I see. Did you tell your parents?"
"Not yet."

Editorial Reviews

"This delightful story encourages children to defy traditional gender norms and explore their identity and serves as a wonderful resource for parents and teachers who want to start a conversation with young children about gender identity." -Canadian Children's Book News

"With the support of a caring babysitter, a child longing for connection and self-expression fulfills their dream of owning a puppy. A sweet and upbeat celebration."~-Kirkus Reviews

"A delightfully sweet story about a family coming out and alive with the help of a furry friend and a wonderful neighbour."~Darby Love, Librarian-VIRL

"The illustrations are rich and full of diversity. This book sends a great message to kids about exploring their self-expression and breaking out of traditional gender norms. This is an exceptional LGBTQ+ book to read to a young child. Highly recommended."Chantal Hughes, author in award nominated Breaking Boundaries.

"A heartwarming story with dazzling artwork about family, friendship, puppies, love, acceptance, and the exciting discovery of identity. If these characters were real, I would love to know them!" LS Stone, author of What's in it for Me?

"A sweet and beautiful picture book that could be used to start a conversation about gender identity with young children. My primary students love this book and it is hard to keep it on the shelves of my library." Lesley Bell, teacher librarian.

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