17 THINGS I’M NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYMORE by Jenny Ofill

Offill Here is a cute kids' book: 17 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do Anymore by Jenny Offill. I found this entertaining book at the library last weekend, and my 5 year-old daughters and I have read it twice since then. It's narrated by a girl who has done a number of pretty bad things – stapling her brother's hair to his pillow, pretending she is deaf when her mother sends her to her room, washing her hands in the dog's water bowl – and is now not allowed to do a whole list of things. It's a cute story, and one that kids will enjoy because the girl is so naughty. But the illustrations make the book noteworthy. They are so creative – each page is a collage of drawings and photos, and they are very clever. I enjoyed turning each page, just so that I could see what was coming next. Illustrator Nancy Carpenter is very talented – I'd love to see other books she has illustrated. Definitely worth a look the next time you're at the library or bookstore.

2 Comments

  • August 29, 2009 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    Cute book! I hope you’re enjoying “Perfection.” I read it a month ago or so.
    I’m passing on the “Kreativ Blogger” Award to you. Come here if you’d like to accept it:
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    🙂

  • August 30, 2009 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    You have won an award. Check out my blog to see what you won 🙂

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