Cover image for No dogs allowed!
Title:
No dogs allowed!
Author:
Manzano, Sonia.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
When Iris, her family, and the neighbors take a trip to Enchanted Lake, everyone brings what they think is needed, but the family dog turns out to present a problem.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 900 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 77598.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.6 2 Quiz: 45041.
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ISBN:
9780689830884
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Book

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This is Iris.
And this is her family:
Shorty the Fortune-teller,Mami the Busy, Papi the Clever, Carmen the Beautiful, plus the Wise Old People, Don Joe the Grocer, and, of course, El Exigente, the Dog (who's very good at sleeping).
Everyone, especially El Exigente, is excited to go to the lake...but will they EVER get there?


Author Notes

Jon J. Muth is a children's author and illustrator. His books have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. Stone Soup, a familiar tale set in China won a National Parenting Book Award.

Books he has illustrated include Come On, Rain!, which won the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in 1999, Gershon's Monster, and No Dogs Allowed. Zen Shorts is a New York Times Bestseller, a Quill Award nominee, and was awarded the 2006 Caldecott Honor. Zen Ghosts was published in September 2010 by Scholastic Press. His title, Hi, Koo!, is a New York Times Bestseller for 2014 and was published by Scholastic Press, as well.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3. Though its cover is emblazoned with Written by MARIA from Sesame Street, there's nary a Muppet to be found inside Manzano's picture-book debut. Instead, readers will find a fanciful, urban tall tale about a Latino family's expedition from the Bronx to the beach, narrated by six-year-old Iris. The dog, extended family, and neighbors from the tri-state area all come along, too, toting everything from a multicourse banquet and a piano to a traveling game of dominoes. A series of obstacles (engine trouble, a navigational mishap, a beach marked No Dogs Allowed ) intensify the participants' appreciation for the fleeting fun in the sun they finally enjoy. Muth, illustrator of Old Turtle and the Broken Truth (2003) and other books , captures the silliness to perfection, buoying up Manzano's overlong text with his distinctive, spidery line-and-watercolor images. The humor of a simple outing that balloons into a fiesta may resonate most strongly with families for whom small and family gathering are contradictions in terms, but the anything-goes sensibility has universal appeal. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Manzano, who has played Maria on Sesame Street for more than 20 years, makes her picture debut with a tale bursting with color, energy and a bit of Hispanic flair. Seven-year-old Iris recalls the day "a long while ago, when I was six" when she and her family, including her beloved pooch, El Exigente, picnicked at Enchanted State Park. Assorted relatives, friends and neighbors form a caravan of vehicles stuffed with food and a wild collection of favorite objects. After a bout of car trouble and an unexpected detour, the clan finally arrives at the lake, only to be greeted by a sign reading "No Dogs Allowed." Papi's sensible solution "We should take turns staying with El Exigente in the parking lot until we figure out what to do" means that the sweet-natured pup enjoys a dog's life of attention for the rest of the day. As Manzano orchestrates a variety of distinct character voices into one joyful symphony, Muth (The Three Questions) uses the fluid lines of his often witty ink-and- watercolor compositions to fill in all the details of Iris's memorable family: cook-extraordinaire Mami and her pots of picnic fare, Cousin Carmen the Beautiful and her "traveling beauty parlor," and Aunt Tuta the Happily Married and her Brand-new Husband, constantly entwined in a dreamy-eyed embrace. This boisterous family's summer outing makes an exuberant statement about the ties that bind both human and canine. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Everything is a production for Iris's extended Puerto Rican family and several of their neighbors. Readers know this almost immediately as the girl describes their convoluted trek from a Bronx neighborhood to the "Enchanted State Park." Everyone brings as much as he or she can carry, from a deli counter to a copy of War and Peace. When they finally arrive, Iris discovers that her dog, El Exigente, is not allowed in the park and each person takes a turn dog-sitting him in the parking lot until the busy day ends. Muth's lively watercolor illustrations do much for this overwritten and too-earnest story. They imbue the characters with personality and extend the humor of the tale. One spread shows a seemingly endless line of colorful, heavily packed cars stretching from end to end. When the travelers get lost, the accompanying picture shows their cars on a maze of intersecting roads that wind around to spell out "oops." The illustrations take varying perspectives, from ground-level shots to aerial angles. They effectively portray the numerous characters, bringing individuals to the foreground as if being viewed through a camera. The expressive artwork makes this mediocre story seem to be much more than it actually is.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.