Gotta Go! By Frank Viva

Gotta Go!

TOON Level 2

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ISBN: 9781662665073


Published by (2023-09-05)

Will Owen be left high and dry?

Owen should have listened but instead he’s now squirming: he’s just gotta go! Luckily for him, Mom and grampa are there to offer advice and show him silly tricks that can help flush the urge away. FRANK VIVA, the acclaimed designer and author of A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse and Young Frank, Architect, doesn't mind getting his feet wet as he dives into what can be a scary topic for children and turns it into a hilarious and liberating romp.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 18.99 USD / 24.99 CAD
Published: 2023-09-05
ISBN: 9781662665073
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 7-3/10 x 11

“A tour de force that gives new meaning to “Ooooh” and “Ahhh…” -- New York Times Book Review

“Something of a mini-masterpiece, the sort of thing that both you and your children will adore...the perfect book for those kids having trouble holding it in…a truly endearing and funny way to turn worries into giggles.” -- Comicon

“Certain to resonate with young readers." -- Publishers Weekly

Selected as one of 6 Big Indie Books for Fall for Youth by Publishers Weekly

★"Wry, cool and spot-on….Charming… A perfect suggestion for read-alouds or one-on-one reading….A kid-friendly early reader graphic novel that hits all the right notes. You Gotta Go purchase for early elementary shelves.” - School Library Journal STARRED review

“Never has bathroom humor been so true.” — The New York Times Review of Books

"I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this! Frank Viva is a cool artist." -- Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library

Selected for Publishers Weekly’s Early Reader Spotlight 

Selected for the Association for Library Service to Children summer reading list
Selected for The Horn Book Beginning Readers and Primary Grades Summer Reading List

Selected as one of 10 titles featured in Kirkus Reviews' "Most Anticipated Picture Books Preview: "Another reminder of the importance of family….hilarious dances…a charming graphic novel for the youngest set.”  — Kirkus Reviews

One of the 150 Most Anticipated Fall Books: "Funny—and comically instructive.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Frank Viva’s Gotta Go! Holds The Secrets For When You Need To Pee. Kids are always going to need to use the bathroom at inconvenient times. However, Frank Viva’s Gotta Go! makes those moments easier for everyone involved by teaching kids the tools to ignore the urge through a fun package that’s easy to read.”   — How To Love Comics

"In this rollicking and appropriately goldenrod-washed comic, Viva assures readers that no one ever outgrows needing to go." — Publishers Weekly

“Frank Viva is always fresh and funny. Not talking down to anyone. A kind and whimsical spirit. One of a kind.” Maira Kalman

"This entertaining tale with all its squirmy, wiggly physical humor, marked by Viva's sleek, styled illustrations, also includes practical tips for children who have to go but aren't in a place in which to do so."  — Horn Book

“A hilarious and liberating romp….Unreservedly recommended.” — Midwest Book Review

"Viva’s stylized digital art shines in this picture book graphic novel hybrid." — Youth Services Book Review

“[...] a common situation that young children can relate to and find humor in.” — YA Books Central

“Children will delight in a book that speaks to a very common issue.” — Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's and Young Adult Literature

“[...] A great book for older readers with a sense of humor to share with newer readers.” — Library Comic

“A lot of fun! I keep track of as many books as I can on this topic … a great fit for older kids…helpful and humorous and normalizes things that can be really embarrassing. The illustrations are great, as is the grandad/grandson relationship.” MD, Educator, University of Maine