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The Biggest Parade

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A perfect book for any holiday with a 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
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2006)
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Jun 16, 2012 Asho rated it it was amazing
I saw this book in a grocery store before I was even pregnant, but I knew I had to have it because, hello, it's about a basset hound! Fred the basset has a perfectly basset-y attitude, and I love the style of the illustrations.

ETA: I have read this to both kids, first S. by himself and then recently (2016) to L. after S. suggested it for her. She's very into dogs right now, so she loved it. He has always been amused by it, too.
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Jan 21, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Harvey is in charge of Bonesport's 250th anniversary parade and he loves it. Frank, the dog, decidedly does not and refuses to participate in the parade. Which in the end turns out to be a good thing, because the entire town is in the parade and what's a parade if there isn't anyone to watch it? Frank is the best spectator ever.

Fun illustrations.
Apr 25, 2010 Alicia rated it it was ok
A crazy premise that a town would throw a big parade but because everyone was in it there was no one to watch... except one dog who refused to be in the parade to be the biggest, loudest spectator.
May 04, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
This is not a bad book. It is not a good book, either. The premise is fine; it is the actual story itself that needs improving. The illustrations, though, are quite good.
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great story about how everyone can contribute in their own way.

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ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages.

Her most recent picture book, LUCY AND HENRY ARE TWINS, a picture book for toddlers with illustrations by Jane Massey, was published by Two Lions in 2015. Publishers Weekly called MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, published by Holiday House, a story of "two winning female characters with a message about friendship and girl power
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