Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten, illustrated by Wednesday Holmes
PRIDE 1 2 3
by Michael Joosten
illustrated by Wednesday Holmes
Review Copy from Simon & Schuster
With a classic format and boisterous bursts of color, Joosten and Holmes take readers from one to ten, counting out all that is great about Pride month and everyone who celebrates it. Starting with one "parade in the month if June," DJs spin "fabulous tunes," floats "carry people who are proud," and activists "fight the good fight," while "divas strike a fierce pose." "Families of all different types" can be seen on every page, including people in wheelchairs and with crutches, waving flags and signs like "Be kind," and "GO TEAM LGBT+." Holmes's illustrations of celebrants, with kind, round faces and dot eyes, are perfectly suited to a board book format while their use of color exudes joy. Topping it all off, Holmes finishes their pages with the one thing that really says celebration to me - confetti!
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