Happy birthday, America! This picture book celebrates patriotism, community, and summertime from the dynamic duo that brought you I'll Hold Your Hand.
We lift our flags high above us in pride, waving stars and stripes with red, white, and blue. It’s America’s birthday, and that means cookouts, parades, and fireworks. When the cookouts are over and the pool gates are closed, families will walk from their houses, parade into town, and look to the stars. Surrounded by neighbors and friends, they will watch the fireworks show in wonder as it glitters and sparkles and paints the sky in celebration of Independence Day!
On the Fourth of July is an energetic picture book from Maggie C. Rudd, with sparkling illustrations by Elisa Chavarri, that serves as a joyous ode to American pride and uplifting traditions in our country.
Maggie C. Rudd is from rural North Carolina where she lives with her family. When she isn’t writing, she is teaching middle school, making forts, or outside getting muddy with her kids. She is the author of the picture books On the Fourth of July and I’ll Hold Your Hand.
Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including I’ll Hold Your Hand by Maggie C. Rudd and the Pura Belpré Honor–winning book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello. Originally from Lima, Peru, she did much of her growing up in Northern Michigan, where she now resides with her husband and two small children.
"A jaunty, kid-friendly celebration of the Fourth of July." —Kirkus
"This colorful, multicultural Fourth of July story will be a welcome read-aloud for the holiday." —School Library Journal