Got to Go has made his home at the Sylvia Hotel for seven years now. And it is the best home a cat could wish for! There was always a comfy lobby chair or a warm windowsill to sleep on and a nice bit
Got to Go has made his home at the Sylvia Hotel for seven years now. And it is the best home a cat could wish for! There was always a comfy lobby chair or a warm windowsill to sleep on and a nice bit of fish from the kitchen. Mister Fisher, the manager, still talks about how the hotel is no place for a cat but Got to Go doesn't worry. Then he sees a man carrying a tantalizing parcel that smells like a nice bit of fish and follows him along the streets for hours until the hotel is nowhere in sight. And nothing is going right at the hotel with Got to Go missing from his usual windowsill. The staff all come to realize, "a hotel without Got to Go is not a proper hotel." Will Got to Go be able to find his way back to his hotel home and family?
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Lois Simmie spent her youth in small towns in Saskatchewan. She taught writing classes for several years including sessions with the Canadian Authors Association. She is the author of Mr Got to Go, Mr Got to Go and Arnie, They Shouldn't Make You Promise That, Secret Lives of Sargent John Wilson along with many other books for readers of all ages. Illustrator Bio Cynthia Nugent is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She is the illustrator for the previous two Mr Got to Go books as well as the author of Francesca and the Magic Bike. She lives in British Columbia.
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"Opening the pages of Mister Got To Go, Where Are You?
, a delightful picture book about the resident cat at the Sylvia Hotel, is like curling up in an overstuffed armchair and enjoying a satisfying visit with a much loved friend. Book sequels are sometimes contrived affairs which rely heavily upon the popularity of the first effort, and they often prove disappointing to the reader. This is definitely not the case with Lois Simmie's latest story. . . Cynthia Nugent's watercolour illustrations richly illustrate and extend the lost cat's experiences in strange and dangerous surroundings. Highly Recommended.
— CM Magazine
"Mister Got To Go, Where Are You? is told in gently expressive narrative form, with charming realistic paintings of the gray cat in all his adventures. The hypnotic cadenced repetitions and narrative style makes this a lovely, lulling story for older children's bedtimes or nap times."
— Midwest Book Review
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2015 City of Vancouver Book Award finalist
Part of Vancouver's 2016 Reading Lights program