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

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