Go and Get with Rex | Exclusive Cover Reveal
Today we have an exclusive cover reveal for Go and Get with Rex, by David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka. These two have a whimsical sense of humor, creating characters who make silly mistakes, talk directly to the reader, and eventually seize the means of production and rewrite their own book. That won them a Geisel Award for See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, which they followed up with See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat and, just last month, See the Ghost: Three Stories About Things You Cannot See.
Now we get to show off the cover of Go and Get with Rex, coming next year from Candlewick Press. This story is a little different – here’s the publisher’s description:
Jack, Jill, and Rex are excited to play a game of Go and Get! The rules are simple: on the count of three, each player must go and get something that begins with a certain letter. While Jack’s and Jill’s picks always fit the bill (What starts with F? Frog! Fish!), Rex keeps getting it wrong (a duck?)—or does he? David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka share a laugh-out-loud primer on subverting expectations that will have readers clamoring to play Go and Get themselves—and competing to see who can come up with the most creative answers.
The Geisel Award–winning creators of See the Cat channel their comic sensibility into a rousing alphabetical exercise in thinking outside the box.
Like the pair’s other books, Go and Get with Rex is aimed at the youngest readers, ages 3-7, combining simple vocabulary with a silly story that’s fun to read alone or with an adult. The book will be out on May 7, 2024.
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor, a newspaper reporter, and assistant to the mayor of a small city. In addition to editing GC4K, she is a regular columnist for SLJ, a contributing editor at ICv2, an editor at Smash Pages, and a writer for Publishers Weekly. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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