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Kids Go!

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Once upon a time there were two sleepy kids. Then they heard a distant sound, a beat that got louder and louder. They had to move their feet. They got up off the couch and started to move their legs. Then, with the help of a few unexpected friends, they learned how to move like a monkey, move like a jumping bean, move like a jack-in-the-box and go! go! GO!

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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2009)
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Apr 15, 2012 rated it did not like it
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I love they might be giants. I have been a fan since right before they released their first demo tape back in 86? But the text and pictures are so lame I didn't mind when I found I had returned the book to the library without listening to the actual song. ...more
Mama Bibliosoph
Grammy-winning indie rockers They Might Be Giants are probably best known for their amazing music video collections Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, and Here Comes Science. This is their second picture book built around a song, following up Bed Bed Bed, a bedtime collection of three songs that I found a little too abstract in parts.

Kids Go! is straightforward and high-energy. It speaks directly to kids, telling them to "stand up" and "get up off the floor." It directs them to "move like a
Kate Nichter
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book might be especially helpful to get children moving on lazy rainy days. They Might Be Giants includes moments such as jumping up and down and running. The illustrations are extremely animated and more on the unrealistic side, but the tone is exciting and fun.
Mel Ann
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The DVD video was an added bonus. A great way to get the kiddos up and moving to the book and the song.
Kevin Magpoc
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm not even sure how I'm meant to review this. But here goes!
Do I review it...

AS A BOOK? The illustrations are nice enough but the words...were obviously written as lyrics to a song, and don't work at all as a story and barely even as poetry. Maybe I should review it...

AS A SONG? It's a fun and catchy song. Not They Might Be Giants's best, though, even when it comes to the kids albums. I don't imagine it would cut it as a music single, so I wouldn't recommend buying this just for the song. Unl
Nov 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Fun and active...only complaint being that they don't have this song available to download for use with the book and the DVD is not watchable from the library computers. bummer. it would've been nice to be able to download it to the ipod. ...more
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
so cute! even if the evil overlord in training kept saying no book the whole time i was reading it.

i love the colors, the illustrations are adorable, and even just reading the book you can hear the rhyme and how fun it is.
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it
The book and song definitely go together.
An illustrated version of the song "Go, Kid, Go," encouraging the reader to get up and move around.
Dec 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
That was fun! This would be fun to do in a movement storytime. Or, just to get your little couch potato up and moving!
The book is fine. Cute. Got monkeys. But the DVD that comes with is SUPERBUMPARUMPAFANTASTIC. HAPPYSLAPPYTASTIC. They ought to play it between every show on PBS Kids. Hell, I'm STILL hummin' it. ...more
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Fun tune, but the book alone lacks any interest whatsoever.
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a kids book, it's simple. But the illustrations are great, and it's a little funny. ...more
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