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Playing off “The Wheels on the Bus,” this nursery rhyme book from a founder of Drag Queen Story Hour is a fun, freewheeling celebration of being your most fabulous self.
The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish encourages readers to boldly be exactly who they are. Written by a founding member of the nationally recognized Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), this playful picture book offers a quirky twist on a classic nursery rhyme by illustrating all of the ways to “work it”. The story plays off “The Wheels on the Bus” as it follows a drag queen who performs her routine in front of an awestruck audience. A fun frenzy of fierceness, this book will appeal to readers of all ages.
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"This book's gonna werk, werk, werk all through Pride Month and beyond. Drag persona Lil Miss Hot Mess rewrites 'The Wheels on the Bus' to create a fun, movement-filled, family-friendly celebration of drag. . . . Appropriately psychedelic. . . . Fun, fun, fun all through the town!"—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"It's much more than a parody. It's an expression of the collectiveness of the drag community."—Matthew Winner, The Children's Book Podcast
Lil Miss Hot Mess is a renowned storyteller and board member of Drag Queen Story Hour. She is the author of The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish, and has written for Wired, Salon, and The Guardian. She’s performed at venues from Stanford to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to Saturday Night Live.
Olga de Dios is an author and illustrator of children’s books whose work focuses on equality, freedom, and justice. She studied at the School of Art 10 in Madrid. Her first book, Pink Monster, has been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Madrid, Spain.