Instant New York Times bestseller!
From #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds and talented debut author Marc Colagiovanni comes an inspirational story about optimism, overcoming adversity, and forging your own path.
"One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left..."
Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni's lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds's stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.
This first of two new picture books created in collaboration with Marc and Peter will inspire, affirm, and reassure readers at key milestone moments in every young reader's life. When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left makes an inspiring graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it and remind us that even when nothing is going right... we can always choose to go left.
Author: Marc Colagiovanni
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Orchard Books
Size: 9.06h x 9.21w x 0.55d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 2.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 519131 / When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2023
Publishers Weekly 04/24/2023
School Library Journal 05/01/2023 pg. 70
About the Author
Marc Colagiovanni is a children's book author who is currently a practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island. While he is honored to be a part of the legal profession and enjoys the practice of law, his true passion is writing. He is the author of When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left and The Reflection in Me, both illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Marc was born, raised, and currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife and three daughters.
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, Be You!, and Our Table. He is also the illustrator of When Thing Aren't Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni. His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create "stories that matter, stories that move." He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family. Visit him online at peterhreynolds.com.