Loudest Bark, The

By (author): Gail Marlene Schwartz

Illustrated by: Amélie Ayotte

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

AUTHOR

Gail Marlene Schwartz

Gail Marlene Schwartz and Lucie Gagnon are writers, mothers, queer women, and best friends. Lucie loves drawing, game night with her family, and the feel of a chickadee in her hand. Luci lives in Montreal, QC. Gail is passionate about learning the cello, making collage books, and going kamikaze sledding with her son. Gail currently lives in both Montreal and Vermont. Authors available for school and other venue readings and presentations.


AUTHOR

Amélie Ayotte

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.


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

“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.

THE LOUDEST BARK has made the list of the Canadian School Libraries Journal issue sping 2023 vol. 8 No. 2, “11 Books to Add to Your Classroom If You’re Infuriated by Book Bans,” https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/11-books-to-add-to-your-classroom-if-youre-infuriated-by-book-bans-canadian-indie-publisher-edition/


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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

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Details

Dimensions:

36 Pages
10in * 8.75in * 1in
1lb

Published:

October 15, 2021

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781989996034

Book Subjects:

JUVENILE FICTION / LGBTQ+

Language:

eng

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