Oh No, Gotta Go #2!by Susan Middleton Elya, Lynne Avril
This little girl isn't going to let an emergency ruin her picnic. She made sure to use the baño before leaving home, and she's not going to drink a thing. But when her tummy starts rumbling after a salad of delicious espinaca, her wrinkly, pink face tells her mom they're in trouble:“¡Hija!” she said, as Mamá got an inkling that this was the big kind of going, not tinkling.
And the race is on to make it back to their casa in time!
With a riotous text that mixes Spanish and English, and illustrations that vividly capture the family's predicament, this companion to Oh No, Gotta Go! is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
In this follow-up to Oh No, Gotta Go! (Putnam, 2003), a niña goes on a picnic with her mother and father. She proudly states that she has planned ahead and not had anything to drink, so she will not need to use the bathroom during the outing. However, after the family begins walking home, she suddenly realizes that, "There's more than one reason to sit on the pot," and they must sprint back home to make it on time. The text, in rhyming couplets with one or two Spanish words in most lines, is fun to read aloud. A glossary with pronunciations is featured at the beginning of the book. Avril's chalk pastel and acrylic cartoon illustrations are full of action and bright colors, including some not-so-subtle indications of how the little girl feels (the street begins to resemble a volcano). Her actions and facial expressions are exactly right as realization dawns on her. This is a lighthearted look at a common childhood predicament.
Susan E. MurrayCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Spanish-language Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.34(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.42(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Lynne Avril is a cowgirl, painter, and bass player. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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