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
Format :
Book

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Summary

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

No Dogs Allowed! Sonia Manzano, illus. by Jon J Muth. S&S/Aladdin, $6.99 ISBN 978-14169-3838-5. ~ "Manzano makes her picture debut with a story about the ties that bind both human and canine," in this "tale bursting with color, energy and a bit of Hispanic flair," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 3-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street) has written a story based on a childhood experience (Atheneum, 2004). It's summer. Family and friends from a New York neighborhood are on their way to the park. Their cars are packed with everything from the family dog to the contents of a deli counter as this multicultural group heads out. It's a cheerful caravan and even a breakdown doesn't faze them as they make the most of their time together. But what to do when they reach the park and discover that no dogs are allowed inside? This is a delightful story that portrays life in the slow lane, where experiences can be savored and rushing is not a priority. Read by the author, and told in the first person, the book reflects loving family ties and the value of shared responsibilities. Jon Muth's watercolor-and-ink illustrations are scanned iconographically, with some minor animation added. They provide delicious visual hyperbole to the simple story, adding humor and interesting details. Original music accompanies the production. A brief introduction by the author provides viewers with some background information. Youngsters will appreciate this joyous celebration of community.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.