The Biggest Parade

Written by Elizabeth Winthrop • Illustrated by Mark Ulriksen

Reviewed by Chase B (age 7)

Fred didnít like parades but his owner, Harvey, was in charge of the townís biggest parade ever. Fred would not agree to be in the parade but he wanted to help Harvey make a great parade. In the end, Fred found the best way to help Harvey with the parade. He learned that he could still be helpful to Harvey even if he didnít like to be in parades.

My favorite part was how Fred didnít like the cat, Matahari. Fred was scared of Matahari and wouldnít even ride in a car with him because he thought that cat was crazy. I thought Fred was interesting because he didnít like to be in parades because he was always getting hurt or people made him look stupid. Fred reminds me of my dog, Rover, because they are both Basset Hounds.

I recommend this book to people who like parades because you can still have fun even if you are not in it. You can do lots of other things to help even just by cheering.

Chase B is a student in Ms. Dominguez's Reading Club
2008-2009