Strike a pose. Blow a kiss. Mouth the words. A fun, sing-along book with a drag twist that encourage kids to embrace all the playfulness of drag culture written by a founding member of Drag Queen Story Hour.
If you’re a drag queen and you know it, let it show by winking, shaking your bum, laughing real big, twirling around, and more! Join a cast of fabulous drag queens as you sing along to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” in this playful celebration of expressing your brightest and boldest self. A perfect companion to The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish written by a board member of Drag Queen Story Hour.
About the Author
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.
“The classic children’s action song gets a fabulous twist. Drag queens take center stage in this adaptation of 'If You’re Happy and You Know It.' The lively, colorful illustrations and the characters’ wild costumes will engage readers from the first page…. Adults will enjoy reintroducing children to a new version of a timeless childhood song. And of course, for libraries participating in Drag Queen Story Hour, this title is a must! A delightful spin on an old musical favorite.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A beautifully illustrated children’s book that will be a fun, joyous, nightly read for the kids, with the possibility to make it into a fun song! It features inclusivity on every page and makes sure the entire book is full of beautifully styled illustrations."—Out Front Magazine
“Primed for a drag-queen story time or any dress-up and sing-along fun, this spin on “If You’re Happy and You Know It” features glam drag queens in sparkling and patterned outfits leading the action, which is set against vibrant backgrounds.”—Booklist
"Queens are depicted in a wide variety of skin tones, body types, and physical abilities, complemented by vivid background settings. . . . This couture coterie depicts an environment in which all are welcome, and anything goes."—School Library Journal