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No Dogs Allowed!

No Dogs Allowed!

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Sonia Manzano
Illustrator: Jon J Muth
ISBN: 0-689-83088-2
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Seven-year-old Iris lives in the Bronx with her very lively family and a not-so-lively, beloved dog, El Exigente. Deciding to go on a picnic to a state park with all the relatives and neighbors - including the "Wise Old People, who wisely brought a table, chairs, and a box of dominoes so they could finish a game they started one hundred years ago when they were young in Puerto Rico" - a caravan of cars departs. When they arrive at Enchanted Lake, Iris is horrified to discover a sign saying, "No Dogs Allowed!" With thin-lined, humorous, loose sketches and watercolors, the illustrator captures the exaggerated humor of an engaging family and their outing.
Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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