We Forgot Brock!

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
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About The Book

The importance of imaginary friends is very real in this picture book adventure from the author of Say Hello to Zorro! and lead character designer for Despicable Me, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc.

Phillip and Brock are best friends. Everyone can see Phillip, but only Phillip can see Brock.

A night at the Big Fair is all fun and games until Phillip gets sleepy, heads home, and forgets Brock!

Brock misses Phillip. And Phillip misses Brock. Will they reunite? With the help of another pair of pals, they just might. Because even imaginary friends get lost sometimes. Finding them is part of the adventure.

About The Author

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding NemoMonsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!Say Hello to Zorro!Zorro Gets an OutfitMister Bud Wears the ConeA Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 2015)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442480902
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

*"Hilarious and heartwarming in equal measure."

– Booklist - Starred Review, August 2015

* "What starts as a familiar story of pretend play and dramatic irony turns into something stranger and more beautiful—a Möbius strip of fantasy and reality, with happy endings all around"

– Publisher's Weekly - Starred Review, May 2015

"Goodrich’s illustrations perfectly portray the drama and humor of life with an imaginary friend."

– School Library Journal, August 2015

Awards and Honors

  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (IN)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee (AZ)
  • Texas 2x2 Reading List
  • Red Clover Award Master List (VT)
  • MSTA Reading Circle List
  • NH Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominee
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee
  • Sunshine State Young Reader’s Jr. Award Master List

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