Hoorade Day!

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I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a cute little read about an annual 4th of July parade. While the rhyme often felt a little forced and a lot of non integral characters (uncle, friend (i think)) were introduced in passing, the illustrations were lovely and it'd definitely make a good pic for a 4th of july story time.
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Great book for a Fourth of July themed storytime. The story is told in rhyme and is easy to read. I also enjoyed the illustrations. 

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What a fun book. This book is about a little girl and her family going to a 4th of July parade. There is red, white and blue everywhere. There are bands, floats, twirlers and funny cars that squirt water. This is a wonderful introduction to children to parades. Illustrations are well done and colorful even with the red, white and blue theme. I recommend this book to children 2-5 years old.
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That was a fun book! I love how it was a poem story rather than just a story! :) The illustrations were really well-done! I really love parades … makes me miss the ones we used to go to in America.

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The rhymes in this book work well.  It’s Hoorade Day, which the reader is left to believe is Independence Day in the USA.  We travel the readers watch the parade with our little friend.  The story is nice, and while I am not a fan of the illustrations, they work well with the book.
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I was hooked from the title as my grandson laughed at the “that’s-a-funny-word” title!!
And of course who doesn’t love a kid’s book when it rhymes!
But the final plus is that it made July 4th fun for him and he learned lots of new information (not  about an animal or a lego set) but about his country. So you have the 7-year-old approval from him!
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As I feel that there is a lack of quality children’s books about the Fourth of July, especially for young children, I was excited for a chance to read Hoorade Day. 

As other reviewers have mentioned, I was thrown off by the decision to use the word “hoorade” as the main concept. Perhaps if the story had started with the girl misunderstanding “parade” or making a conscious decision to blend “hooray” and “parade” it wouldn’t have seemed so out there, but without a context of where the word came from and why they call it a “hoorade,” it was a big obstacle for me to overcome in enjoying the story. I also think the author could have come up with a different rhyming set for the horse page… Bathroom humor is rarely necessary! I was also hoping to see a little greater mention of the celebration of the United States, given that the meaning of the holiday tends to be greatly overlooked already.

Sadly, I wasn’t thrilled with this book and wouldn’t recommend it to friends.

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I was drawn to this book because (no pun intended) of the beautiful illustrations depicting a diverse and happy America. I think we could all use more of that right now. My son loves parades and brass bands and he appreciated most of the illustrations too. We were both kind of confused as to why it was referred to as a “hoorade” (why?) and the scene with the horse pooping was just tacky and unnecessary. I would skip this book and look for something else, maybe Curious George Goes to a Parade instead.
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This was a fun book about the parade being held on the 4th of July. The young girl is excited about the parade and what she will see. The story is told in rhyme and easy to read. The cadence adds to the parade like atmosphere. When I read this book to my grandson, he questioned the word “Hoorade” and kept telling me this was a parade. I finally gave in. He loved the colourful pictures and equated them to the parades he has seen here on Canada Day. A nicely done book that children will enjoy and beginning readers will be able to read themselves with some support. A great addition of a family or school library.
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This picture book is a perfect read aloud for the 4th of July. It follows a young girl and her family as they enjoy a lively community parade. Readers see the parade through the eyes of the child. Each page is filled with fun and exciting new images. The rhyming text is simple, and fun. My favorite part of this book are the beautiful illustrations. I love that they show a diverse neighborhood all coming together to celebrate America.
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Oh my, this was just too much fun! I am not in the US, so 4th of July is just a normal day for me, but I do love to read about the celebrations, and read picture books about it. And this one is all about a special parade during that day. How lovely!

Our little MC is going to a parade with her parents. And boy, what a sights we see. She spots her bigger brother playing in the band, spots Coralee dancing around in pretty dresses, all sorts of weird cars (including one that sprays water, eekkk cold), and such more more. Of course everything is in Blue, White, and Red. The colours of the US. The parade goes on and I just loved seeing all that came by. 

And that ending just brought a bigger smile to my face. That kid sure had the best day of her life (well, for now). I do wonder why she didn't dress up like this at the parade? 

I would have loved some fireworks. Yep, I heard all about that fireworks they apparently do on that day. I guess it may not have fitted with the parade, but it would make a bang of an ending. 

The art is pretty gorgeous. Especially the parade, everything is so detailed it is as if one is standing alongside with the family and also viewing the parade. 

All in all, this is one book I would recommend, especially with 4th of July coming up in just under a month. I am sure little kids will love this one.
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I have never heard of the Fourth of July called Hoorade Day, so this would be a good story to read around that time of year.  Children will enjoy reading about the parade and everything that goes along with it.  I'm sure they can share their own experiences.  The illustrations were done very well, too.
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