Frances Gilbert is associate publishing director at Random House
Books for Young Readers. Go, Girls, Go! is her first picture
Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in cute and colorful creations. Originally from upstate New York, Allison received her BFA at Syracuse University, and has since lived in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and now Columbus, Ohio. Over the years, she has developed products ranging from baby bedding and toddler clothes to Christmas ornaments and Easter baskets. But no matter what she's creating, she always brings a little Allison flair to the product through her illustration style, thoughtful design, and fanciful critters.
Girl power meets things that go in this colorful early picture
book. Girls with diverse skin colors, hair colors, and hair
textures drive, conduct, steer, speed, rev, fly, build, load, dump,
and rocket in vehicles of many different types....A hit for girls
who identify strongly with girlhood and love things that go.
-- Kirkus Reviews * 9/1/19 *
This rousing call to girl power....puts girls in the driver's seat of all kinds of vehicles, in which they haul things around, steer into port, fly through the air, and save people-making a lot of noise as they work....Active verbs abound, the rhyming text is propulsive, and Black's illustrations are blasting with color and movement. A satisfying ending moves the text from what girls can do to "What about you? Give it a try! Go, girl, go!"
-- Booklist * 10/1/19 *