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
"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.