17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

By Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator); Jenny Offill

Schwartz & Wade, Library Binding, 9780375935961, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2006


I had an idea to staple my brother's hair to his pillow. I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore.Here's a kid full of ideas, all day long. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to use glue anymore. And what about when she shows Joey Whipple her underpants—they're only underpants, right? Turns out she's not allowed to do that again, either. And isn't broccoli the perfect gift for any brother? It's just too bad her parents don't think so. But she has the last laugh in this humerous first picture book by an acclaimed novelist of books for adults.

About the Author

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, a novel for adults, and the co-editor (with Elissa Schappell) of The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away. This is her first children's book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of Apples to Oregon, an ALA Notable Book, and Fannie in the Kitchen, both by Deborah Hopkinson. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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

School Library Journal starred review