Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton ElyaOh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya

Oh No, Gotta Go!

bySusan Middleton ElyaIllustratorG. Brian Karas

Hardcover | June 30, 2003

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

Where is un baño? ¿Dónde está? I really do need one," I told mi mamá.

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.

I have wanted to write books ever since I was a little kid. I used to make up poems and songs back then, in the stairwell to our upstairs in Urbandale, Iowa. It was the only quiet place in the whole house!I didn't have my own room -- ever! -- when I was growing up, so I found ways to be "alone" by writing, playing in the corner of the ...
Title:Oh No, Gotta Go!Format:HardcoverPublished:June 30, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399234934

ISBN - 13:9780399234934

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh No Gotta Go I bought this book for my grandchildren who are only 4 months old. However, their parents read to them. They plan on the children being bi-lingual, so this book is just what I need. It switches from English to Spanish in a way that makes it very natural.
Date published: 2007-11-04

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly conceived...Readers will find these multi-textured illustrations fascinating and as imaginative as the concept." -Kirkus Reviews

"Each of Elya's couplets seamlessly introduces or reinforce two Spanish words, while the cunning rhyme scheme helps readers with their pronunciation...An appealingly painless introduction to another language." -Booklist