No Dogs Allowed!

Illustrated by Jon J Muth
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About The Book

Sometimes the unexpected is even more fun than the best-laid plans. Iris, her family, the neighbors, and dog take a road trip to the lake. But first, the cars break down. Then they get lost. And when they finally arrive at the lake, they see a NO DOGS ALLOWED sign. What to do? Iris's family's make-do attitude saves the day, for as they go about their beach activities while trying to figure out what to do with the dog, each takes a turn taking care of the dog. Soon the day is over, and the dog has had the best time of all -- the beach had been brought to him. Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano's first picturebook provides an ocean of humor, a warm, close-knit Puerto Rican community, and a take-charge family who refuses to let things get in their way!

About The Author

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Sonia Manzano is best known as “Maria,” one of the first Hispanic characters on Sesame Street, a role she has delighted in for more than twenty years. She has earned fifteen Emmy Awards as a member of the Sesame Street writing staff, and is the author of the picture books No Dogs Allowed!, A Box Full of Kittens, and the Pura Belpré Award honored The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Sonia Manzano lives in New York City with her husband.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 2007)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416938385
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

"[An] effervescent tale." -- Kirkus Reviews

Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Child Magazine's Guide to Top Books, Videos and Software of the Year
  • Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner

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