Boyds Mills Press
March 18, 2020
8.6 X 10.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Andrea Denish is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, PA and has been an educator for over 25 years, teaching children of all ages in a variety of settings. She currently teaches science to preschoolers and works in the children's department at her local library. Guilherme Franco was born in Brazil, home of Carnaval, one of the biggest parades in the world. He lives in São Paulo and also works in the animation and games industry, trying to create meaningful stories.
"Doesn't everyone love a parade? Denish and Franco capture the joyful chaos of long-standing parades like Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, and Fourth of July as well as more recent or localized parades such as Pride Mardi Gras or the celebration of a sports championship. Vibrant, full-bleed illustrations show a diverse, multigenerational community participating in and enjoying each parade. Four lines of rhyming text describe each parade's distinctive sights and sounds. A festive celebration of America's more-common parades." -- Kirkus Reviews "In aptly festive fashion, bright, busy art and lively rhymes combine to present an array of parades. The page-filling illustrations invite scrutiny and animatedly capture various parade components as well as the delight and excitement they inspire; celebration themes, along with diverse kids and adults participating in and watching the show, provide a welcome, inclusive approach. Endnotes give some background on parades in general and the specific ones highlighted." -- Booklist