Oh No, Gotta Go #2!

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - JoAn Watson Martin
Mother Nature foils the plans for this nina. Planning ahead carefully, she refuses every chance to go to the restroom. But after they eat green spinach (espinaca) at the picnic (merienda), Mama looks at the girl's wrinkly and pink face. She catches on that the nina has the big kind of going, not the tinkling kind. The little girl pedals faster and faster on her tricycle in order to avert disaster. Susan Elya expertly weaves Spanish words into lively verse. She offers a glossary at the beginning of the story that includes Spanish definitions and pronunciations. Readers will identify and laugh out loud, knowing what nina is going through in this hilarious race to the bano. Reviewer: JoAn Watson Martin
School Library Journal

PreS-K
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.

Kirkus Reviews
Elya has created yet another winner in this natural followup to Oh No, Gotta Go! (2003). this time, the young heroine is on a picnic at the park with her parents. Having learned from her previous experience, she hasn't had anything to drink and she used the bathroom before leaving home. So when Papa mentions it at the park, she knows she doesn't have to go. But as she pedals home she soon realizes, "There's more than one reason to sit on the pot." " ‘The salad! The spinach! The green espinaca!' ‘Why, that means,' Papa said, ‘she has to go caca!' " Out-of-breath readers will race along with the frantic parents and breathe a sigh of relief when they make it just in time. Elya's rhyming couplets perfectly capture both the toddler's casual attitude and her sudden urgency for the ba-o. The mix of Spanish in the text is seamless, the words easily placed in context with the aid of Avril's pastel and acrylic illustrations (a glossary is also provided). Facial expressions and body language are masterfully presented, adding to the humor of the text. Young children will especially chuckle at the road's transformation into a steaming volcano, a quite apropos metaphor. This tale about the necessary is definitely necessary. (Picture book. 2-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243080
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
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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