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No Honking Allowed

Stephanie Calmenson, AntonGionata Ferrari (Illustrator)


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Rex wants to honk the horn of his shiny dino-car—to warn the speeding driver to slow down, to say hello to a friend, and to reprimand a litterbug. All bad reasons.  "No honking allowed," says his friend Stego. When Rex finally comes up with a good reason to honk his horn, there’s no stopping him! Children will enjoy the rhyming text and high-energy art, and will sympathize with Rex’s halfhearted attempts at self-regulation.

Praise For No Honking Allowed

"Rex's charm and Stego's worrywart concerns battle it out for dominion in the hearts of child readers. The aptly named Ferrari's watercolors neatly capture both Rex's joie de vivre and the madcap energy of the city. . . . The rhyming text's scansion also works consistently, and the simple wordplay allows this to double as both a read-aloud and a text for emerging readers. . . . it's hard to resist the sheer exuberant id of the hero and his superego stand-in best friend. Put pedal to the metal and read this as fast as wheels will allow."—Kirkus Reviews
"Ferrari’s exuberant illustrations of watercolor, acrylic, and ink fill the pages, capturing the energy and bustle of busy city streets crammed with cars. . . . A great, funny read-aloud"—School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823436729, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2017

About the Author

Stephanie Calmenson is the author of Ollie’s Class Trip and Ollie’s School Day, as well as many other works for children.

AntonGionata Ferrari has illustrated numerous works for children, including The Kindhearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri. In 2007 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for best Italian illustrator for children.