Swish, Swish, Swish


written by Lil Miss Hot Mess
illustrated by Olga de Dios
published by Running Press Kids, 2020

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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book cover featuring three illustrated drag queens swishing their hips

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Color These Queens!

Hips on the Drag Queen coloring sheet

Now’s your chance to color the characters from the book, with these phenomenal (and printable) illustrations by Olga de Dios! 

You can also draw your favorite characters — or create your own drag persona!

Post your artwork on social media and tag me @lilmisshotmess with #drawadragqueen.

Social Media Share-ables

Feel free to download and share these graphics on social media however you’d like!  Just don’t forget to tag Lil Miss Hot Mess!

Illustrated drag queen dressed like a real queen with text that says "Be the queen you wish to see in the world."Punk-rock illustrated drag queen with text saying "Werk it, queen!"Four illustrated drag queens with text that says "The Library Is Open"

To download: right-click on your computer or long-press on your phone.  Or download all 3 together here.