No Dogs Allowed!
by Sonia Manzano and Jon J. Muth
Seven-year-old Iris has unique way of describing everyone in her life. She lives... read more
Seven-year-old Iris has unique way of describing everyone in her life. She lives with Mami the Busy, Papi the Clever, Shorty the Fortune-teller (her sister), and El Exigente (her dog). Friends and neighbors include Marta the Smart; Carmen the Beautiful; Don Joe the Grocer; My Aunt Tuta the Happily Married and her Brand-new Husband, Juan; and the Wise Old People who look for any opportunity to continue the world’s longest-lasting game of dominoes. Iris’s description of a trip to the Enchanted Lake with her family, friends, and neighbors grows increasingly hilarious as the troubles they run into become a means for highlighting how each individual more than lives up to Iris’s perceptive nickname in this ebullient picture book featuring an irrepressible Latina girl. (Ages 5–8)
© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005
Year Published 2004
Word Count 1,413
- Text Complexity
- Lexile Level: 680L
- ATOS Reading Level: 4.3
- AR Quiz Numbers
- Curricular Area
- English Language Arts
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