Gotta Go! Gotta Go!: A Picture Book by Sam SwopeGotta Go! Gotta Go!: A Picture Book by Sam Swope

Gotta Go! Gotta Go!: A Picture Book

bySam SwopeIllustratorSue Riddle

Paperback | March 1, 2004

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An incredible journey

"I don't know much, but I know what I know. I gotta go! I gotta go! I gotta go to Mexico!" The creepy-crawly bug doesn't know why she does what she does. She only knows she has to do it. But making the journey seems impossible for the slow-moving critter, who has no idea what or where Mexico is. Then an everyday miracle occurs, bringing a transformation that will help her fulfill her destiny. Each autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from the central and eastern United States and Canada to colonies in the mountains of Mexico, where they mate before flying north in the spring to lay their eggs. In simple, jaunty text and pictures, Sam Swope and Sue Riddle celebrate the amazing story of one of these intrepid bugs.

Sam Swope is the author of two previous picture books, The Krazees and The Araboolies of Liberty Street. He lives in New York City. Sue Riddle lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Gotta Go! Gotta Go! is his first book.
Title:Gotta Go! Gotta Go!: A Picture BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 7.55 × 6.41 × 0.11 inPublished:March 1, 2004Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374427860

ISBN - 13:9780374427863

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"This small square book dramatizes the astonishing journey of the Monarch butterfly, and the powerful instinct that drives it to fly as much as 3,000 miles from the U.S. to Mexico for the winter . . . Even preschoolers will feel the excitement about this most fragile of creatures that can fly so far and prove so strong." -Starred, Booklist"Riddle makes use of vivid, glowing colors to capture the majesty of this perennial favorite on the curriculum circuit." -Kirkus Reviews"The rhythm and repetition are infectious, making it nearly impossible to keep from chanting along." -The Horn Book