Boom Boom Go Away! by Laura Geringer

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When his parents tell him it’s time for bed, a little boy enlists the help of his bedroom toys, one by one, to noisily emphasize his retort: GO AWAY! Definitely not your typical lullaby, the book’s repetitive beat of booms and dings and clinks and blings forms a rhythm all its own that will have kids joining in and marching right off to dreamland.

About Laura Geringer

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Laura Geringer is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of her first picturebook, A THREE HAT DAY, illustrated by Arnold Lobel, (an ALA Notable) .  She is the author of many bestselling books for children and young adults, including the perennial STUBBORN PUMPKIN illustrated by Holly Berry,  MYTH MEN, a popular series of graphic novels based on the classic Greek myths, and SIGN OF THE QIN, Book l of the Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh series, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In her twentieth year as the award-winning publisher of Laura Geringer Books, she serves on the National Advisory Board of First Book, a charity that has distributed over seventy million books to children in need. BOOM BOOM GO AWAY! was written for her son, Adam, who came home one day from a music class singing "the little gnome song." She wrote it to share his love of music and sound with others.   Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth's Crossing, named a 2001 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. He is best known for his books with Kate di Camillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Great Joy.   Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.
Published February 9, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Toys come alive in a child’s disheveled room, each with its own instrument and unique sound, and chime together for a bedtime song.

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It all starts with the gnome pounding away at his drum: “And when his mama said,/ 'You had better go to bed,'/ He said, 'Hush!/ Don't spoil the rhythm/ Of my drum.” A repeating “boom boom” in bold display type alternates with the gnome's spoken “Go away!” One by one, restless toys join in—tapping...

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