A laugh-out-loud look at all the fun things grown-ups never let you do . . . now in paperback! Jenny Offill, author of 11 Experiments That Failed, describes how tough it is to be a kid, when even the (seemingly) best ideas are met with resistance. The text is short, spare, and fall-on-the-floor funny—not to mention utterly child-friendly. Here, accompanied by Nancy Carpenter's hilariously clever illustrations, is a day-in-the-life look at a kid as she torments her brother, her pet, her classmates, and, of course, her mother. The theme of this Dragonfly Book is Just for Fun.
Jenny Offill is the author of two novels, Dept. of Speculation and Last Things, which was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. She teaches in the writing programsat Queens University, Brooklyn College, andColumbia University.
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WINNER 2006 Book Sense Children's Pick List WINNER 2007 Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year WINNER Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award NOMINEE South Carolina Children's Book Award
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter