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No Dogs Allowed (Ready, Set, Dogs! #1)

Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole, Heather Ross (Illustrator)


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Kate and Lucie are best friends. Kate is neat and Lucie is messy. Kate wakes up early and Lucie loves to sleep in. But both girls love, love, love dogs!

Unfortunately, Kate and Lucie live in apartments where dogs are not allowed. Instead of real dogs, they have dog T-shirts, dog sheets and pajamas, and dog books. But nothing is quite the same as having a real dog.

One day, the girls discover sparkly pink dog necklaces at the thrift store and try them on. But when they admire themselves in the mirror and give each other high fives, there is a pop and a whoosh and the girls are turned into dogs! Now it seems like Kate and Lucie won't need their own pet dogs . . . because they'll be having furry adventures of their own!

Praise For No Dogs Allowed (Ready, Set, Dogs! #1)

“Good-natured banter and silliness move the story along at a brisk pace.” —Publishers Weekly

“...bouncy, rhyming verse and an innovative cast of characters give this counting book zip ... Only after many rereadings will little ones get their fill.” —Publishers Weekly on DINNER AT THE PANDA PALACE

“Rosie's real-life adventures make for one of the outstanding nonfiction titles of the year.” —Smithsonian Magazine on ROSIE - A VISITING DOG'S STORY

“Required reading for every dog lover!” —Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian, Bank Street College on MAY I PET YOUR DOG?

“...fanciful yet scientifically accurate romp" in which "weighty information is buoyantly supported by energetic, cartoony illustrations.” —PW, starred review on THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR

“Cole's lively text, with examples drawn from daily life, presents some quite complicated scientific information about how the five senses work.” —Booklist on YOU CAN'T SMELL A FLOWER WITH YOUR EAR

“Cole has successfully captured the youngsters' voices, making it easy for readers to identify with them.” —School Library Journal on I'M A BIG BROTHER

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805096453, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

About the Author

Stephanie Calmenson’s books have been called “marvelous” (Publishers Weekly), “lyrical”, “hilarious” (School Library Journal), and “sweet, funny, and right on the mark” (Booklist). A former teacher, children’s book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press Read-Aloud Book Club, she has written such favorites as Dinner at the Panda Palace; Late for School; Rosie, a Visiting Dog's Story; and May I Pet Your Dog.

Joanna Cole, author of a wide range of highly acclaimed books, including How You Were Born, is best known for her popular Magic School Bus series. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Phil, and their two guinea pigs, Chuck and Wee Chuck.

Heather Ross is the creator of Crafty Chloe and the illustrator of many books including Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World and Mo Wren, Lost and Found. She lives in New York with her family.