Good Guys, Bad Guys
Good Guys, Bad Guys
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Good Guys, Bad Guys

Written by Joanne Rocklin & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers
Prices as of Sep 18

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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.

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  • Have you ever played Good Guys/Bad Guys with your friends? What other games do you play?


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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    May 5, 2020
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations in this book were made with charcoal, watercolor and digital media.
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10

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