THE BIGGEST PARADE

Harvey was excited when the mayor appointed him parade chairman.

He loved parades.

Fred did not.

Fred doesn’t want to be in the parade – not in the beginning, not in the middle, and not in the end. Not on the baseball float, and certainly not dressed as the founding dog of Bonesport. But Fred loves Harvey, so he wants to make him happy. And even though Fred isn’t in the biggest parade Bonesport has ever seen, he’s proud to play the most important role!

This is MARK ULRIKSEN’s second picture book, his first being Dog Show. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and lives in San Francisco with his family.

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Henry Holt Books, ISBN # 0-8050-7685-9
ISBN # 0-8050-7685-9

“This follow-up to Dog Show is even more fun than its predecessor, thanks to a clever plot twist. Winthrop’s wry reportorial prose makes this a terrific read-aloud. . With a comically florid palette and witty framings, Ulriksen conveys Fred’s hipster stoicism, Harvey’s geeky enthusiasm, and the come-what-may love they have for one another.”
–Starred Review, PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“This follow-up to Dog Show is even more fun than its predecessor, thanks to a clever plot twist. Winthrop’s wry reportorial prose makes this a terrific read-aloud. . With a comically florid palette and witty framings, Ulriksen conveys Fred’s hipster stoicism, Harvey’s geeky enthusiasm, and the come-what-may love they have for one another.”
– Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

“Winthrop writes with her usual verve, milking all the fun out of Harvey’s frenzy, Fred’s apathy and the successful parade. Ulriksen’s chunky acrylics add tons of fun to the text, whether showing Harvey’s parade-planning notes piled to the ceiling or Fred clapping, jumping, stomping and whistling – alone- in the stands.”
-Booklist

“Winthrop’s tale of how the whole town celebrates is fun and quirky, with lots of humor. Fred ends up playing an important role, one that suits him perfectly. The acrylic paintings almost resemble photographs in their detail, and Fred’s expressions are priceless. Readers will pore over the crowd illustrations, laughing at all of the antics. While the book is funny, it also helps young readers realize that teamwork doesn’t always mean doing the same thing as everyone else.”
-School Library Journal