This Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year features a kid full of fun ideas. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to use glue anymore. And what about when she shows Joey Whipple her underpants—they're only underpants, right? Turns out she's not allowed to do that again, either. And isn't broccoli the perfect gift for any brother? It's just too bad her parents don't think so. But she has the last laugh in this humerous picture book about not-so-great behavior. And don't miss the companion book to 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore: 11 Experiments that Failed, a zany exploration of the scientific method by everyone's favorite troublemaking protagonist.
School Library Journal starred review
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
Jenny Offill is the author of the picture book 11 Experiments that Failed, a sequel to 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore. She is also the author of the adult novel Last Things, and the co-editor (with Elissa Schappell) of The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True-Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out, or Faded Away. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of 11 Experiments that Failed by Jenny Offill; Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming; Loud Emily by Alexis O'Neill; Fannie in the Kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson; Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson, an ALA Notable Book; and Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye, winner of the Jane Addams Picture Book Award, among other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.