- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: May 5, 2020
- Price: $15.29
- ISBN: 978-1-68335-858-9
- EAN: 9781683358589
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Ebook
- Rights: World English
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A picture book about playing pretend—and the joy of trying out being “bad” or “good”
This charming picture book is a timeless celebration of imagination and make-believe. A brother and sister invite their friends to play good guys and bad guys with them. While playing pretend, this rowdy group of kids dress up as pirates, swimmers, cowboys, and more—imagining a vibrant world where the bad guys cause mischief and the good guys save the day. As the day comes to a close, we see the siblings agree to switch who’s “good” and who’s “bad” the next day—showing readers that kids can safely try out good and bad personas as they play.
"Rocklin offers jaunty verse whose energy is amplified with crayonlike mixed-media art by Carpenter , and both bolster the wry conclusion to this lighthearted tale."— Publishers Weekly
"A sunshine-filled ode to imagination."— School Library Journal
About the author
Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award, and Love, Penelope, which was an NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award winner. Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and has received numerous honors for her work, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.