Storytime at WORD BK with Ricardo Cortés

06/16/2019 - 12:00pm


WORD is excited to welcome author and illustrator Ricardo Cortés to Greenpoint for a storytime featuring his new books Party: A Mystery and Sea Creatures From the Sky. (Parents, you may recognize his work from the instant classic Go the Fuck to Sleep.) 


Ricardo Cortés has written and illustrated books about tomatoes, grass, the history of coffee, and Coca-Cola. He is the illustrator of a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and on

Party: A Mystery Cover Image
By Jamaica Kincaid, Ricardo Cortés (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781617757167
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Black Sheep - June 4th, 2019

"Seeing the story illustrated with artwork by Ricardo Cort's gives it new life, and gives readers a whole new way of being drawn in. Kincaid and Cort's also capture the kind of wonder that children see new experiences through, making this adventure a particularly heartwarming read."

Sea Creatures from the Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617756160
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Black Sheep - April 3rd, 2018

"The phenomenal artwork is what truly makes this book special. The landscapes of the sea, the sky, and outer space are breathtaking. Cort s's different blending and thinning of the colors create a world of beauty. This fascinating tale of perspective and point of view makes a fine addition for most collections."
--School Library Journal

Seriously, Just Go to Sleep Cover Image
By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781617750786
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - March 27th, 2012

"Now there's a version, complete with more of the gorgeous, yet weirdly subversive illustrations. The best part? It's still funny.