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Oh No, Gotta Go! [Hardcover]

By Susan Middleton Elya (Author) & G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
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Item description for Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya & G. Brian Karas...

While out for a Sunday drive with her parents, a little girl suddenly remembers what she forgot to do before she left her home. Text includes some Spanish words and phrases.

Publishers Description

It happens all the time. As soon as the car pulls away, someone needs the bathroom.

Where is un bano? Donde esta? I really do need one," I told mi mama.

After racing around town, passing a gushing fountain, and cutting the inevitable line for the ladies' room, this adorable little girl makes it to the bathroom in the nick of time. And because the bathroom is in a restaurant, the family stays for a wonderful meal-and lots of limonada. . . .

Buoyant illustrations and a clever mix of Spanish and English combine to capture the urgency and humor of the situation to the delight of kids and grown-ups alike.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya & G. Brian Karas has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1301
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/26/2003 page 69
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 06/01/2003 page 802
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/2003 page 95
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 07/01/2003 page 444
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 321
  • Booklist - 11/15/2003 page 599
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 82
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 321
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 865

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.28" Width: 8.24" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2003
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  3-8
ISBN  0399234934  
ISBN13  9780399234934  
UPC  048228014997  

Availability  5 units.
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More About Susan Middleton Elya & G. Brian Karas

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Susan Middleton Elya's ( books have been described as "Perfect for bilingual classes stretching their English wings and a charming way to introduce Spanish to English speakers." She lives in Danville, California.
Susan Guevara ( won the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration for her work in Chato's Kitchen and Chato and the Party Animals. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico."

Susan Middleton Elya currently resides in Danville, in the state of California. Susan Middleton Elya was born in 1955.

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3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
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Excellent and fun book for english and spanish speakers.  Dec 3, 2005
I'm a elementary school librarian and happened to pick this book up in the bargain bin at a discount bookstore. What a great find! I read it to my 1-3 grade classes and they LOVED it. English learners love that there is some spanish and English speakers liked learning a little spanish. That the spanish rhymes is a big plus. Of course, most kids can completely relate to being on a car trip and suddenly having to go to "el bano".
Bathroom, rapido!  Jul 27, 2005
A humorous story about a young girl who has to go to the bathroom "rapido". They are riding in the car and the daughter announces that she needs a bathroom. The story brings the car and the parents through town, in search of "un bano". One of the huge attractions of this story is the fact that it is a K-3 book with stores, buildings, colors, and common greetings which are all written in Spanish. Because it rhymes we are able to determine the pronunciation of most of the words: because of the paintings and context clues, we are able to determine the meanings of the Spanish words. The glossary and pronunciation guide contains spelling and translations of fifty-two words and phrases.

This picture book will be a marvelous addition to the bi-lingual classroom. Children who speak or read Spanish will be able to explain greetings, colors and familiar buildings to their English speaking classmates. English speaking children will learn some Spanish and empathy for their ESL friends. The watercolor pictures in the book feature the parents in the front seat and the small girl in the back seat. There are single and double-page spreads, pictures of the girl bordered in flowers and colors. The street scene with buildings labeled in Spanish paints their red car angularly, in the middle of the street, to indicate it does not know which way to go. The double paged line at the bathroom appears interminable with strollers, grandmothers, infants, teens and women of color and diversity. Cut ending!
Very Cute Story!!!  Aug 5, 2004
When we got this book, I thought that it was a cute book and nice the way they had both Spanish and English in the story, but when we brought it home our children just loved it!!! I would recommend this story to anyone it was fun to read to the kids and they enjoyed it as well.
Very Funny Ending!  Jul 31, 2003
This is a cute book that my six year old son and I got a good laugh from and had to reread immediately. It introduces some basic Spanish words and phrases in rhyme. The pictures are bright and colorful. An easy, fun read.

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