17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

By Jenny Offill; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780375866012, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

Description
A laugh-out-loud look at all the fun things grown-ups never let you do . . . now in paperback Jenny Offill, author of "11 Experiments That Failed, " describes how tough it is to be a kid, when even the (seemingly) best ideas are met with resistance. The text is short, spare, and fall-on-the-floor funny not to mention utterly child-friendly. Here, accompanied by Nancy Carpenter's hilariously clever illustrations, is a day-in-the-life look at a kid as she torments her brother, her pet, her classmates, and, of course, her mother. The theme of this Dragonfly Book is Just for Fun.


About the Author
JENNY OFFILL is the author of "17 Things I m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, " a "Parenting" Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children s Book of the Year, and "11 Experiments That Failed, " also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children s Book of the Year, which "Kirkus Reviews, " in a starred review, called the most joyful and clever whimsy.

NANCY CARPENTER is the illustrator of "Imogene's Last Stand" by Candace Fleming; "Apples to Oregon, " an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and "Fannie in the Kitchen, " both by Deborah Hopkinson; "Sitti's Secrets" by Naomi Shihab Nye, winner of the Jane Addams Picture Book Award; "Masai and I" by Virginia Kroll; "Loud Emily" by Alexis O'Neill; and the jackets for the Emestine & Amanda series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York."


Praise For 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

School Library Journal starred review