A heartwarming story of family,
friendship, puppies, and identity.
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.
PB 978-1-989996-12-6-$14.95; released Sept 1/22
The Loudest Bark by Gail Marlene Schwartz and Lucie Gagnon. Illustrated by Amelie Ayotte was chosen as one of the top Canadian picture books to watch for in fall 2021. https://www.cbc.ca/books/41-canadian-picture-books-to-watch-for-in-fall-2021-1.6159465
Authors: Gail Marlene Schwartz
and Lucie Gagnon
Lucie Gagnon and Gail Marlene Schwartz are passionate about children’s books. They co-authored Clementine in Quarantine (Facile à lire, 2020) and My Sister’s Girlfriend (Rebel Mountain Press, forthcoming). Lucie is a retired librarian from the Montreal Public Library system. She is a homeschooling mom who loves games, pasta, and learning how things work. Gail also writes for adults and is a professional editor. She likes to sing, make challah bread, and do messy art projects with friends. Along with writing, Lucie and Gail also share a home, a son, and a dog, all full of sound, in St-Armand, Quebec. www.LuGaLit.com, www.gailmarleneschwartz.com.
Illustrator: Amélie Ayotte
Amélie Ayotte is a young illustrator from Montreal, Canada. You can often ﬁnd her daydreaming and doodling at the park. Her rampant imagination and her passion for drawing led her to study traditional animation at Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Her ﬁrst short ﬁlm, Koi, was presented at Fantasia Festival in 2018. Currently studying Specialized Education at Université du Québec à Montreal, Amélie also organizes creative workshops for of all ages. With every brushstroke, she tries to bring a bit of wonder to the world.