December 2020 Children's & Young Adult General Titles

We Got The Beat Charlotte Caffey, illustrated by Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor

We Got The Beat
Charlotte Caffey, illustrated by Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor


Hardback | Dec 2020 | Akashic Books | 9781617758362 | 24pp | 1x1mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 0 to 3

An exuberant celebration of dance and play in picture book form, based on Charlotte Caffey's joyful classic made famous by the Go-Go's.

See the people walking down the street
Fall in line just watching all their feet
They don't know where they want to go
But they're walking in time
They got the beat...

We Got the Beat is a children's picture book based on the hit song by the 1980s new wave group the Go-Go's. Consisting of five members, the all-female band rocked the nation with their charisma and musical genius. Their hit song 'We Got the Beat' spent three weeks at #2 on the Billboard 100 and became their signature song. Says the New York Times: the Go-Go's 'taught a new generation the power of the girl gang.'

With lyrics by Go-Go's member Charlotte Caffey and illustrations by Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor, this picture book tells the story of what it is like to live life dancing to the beat, while enjoying friends, nature, and the fun that surrounds you. We Got the Beat will make both parents and children get their groove on and show off their best dance moves.

'Songs like We Got the Beat were built with a timeless durability as solidly constructed as a Motown hit.' – New York Times