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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

Written by Jenny OffillAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jenny Offill
Illustrated by Nancy CarpenterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nancy Carpenter


· Dragonfly Books
· Trade Paperback · Ages 4-8 years
· September 13, 2011 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-86601-2 (0-375-86601-9)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

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JENNY OFFILL is the author of 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, and 11 Experiments That Failed, also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, called “the most joyful and clever whimsy.”

NANCY CARPENTER is the illustrator of Imogene's Last Stand by Candace Fleming; Apples to Oregon, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and Fannie in the Kitchen, both by Deborah Hopkinson; Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye, winner of the Jane Addams Picture Book Award; Masai and I by Virginia Kroll; Loud Emily by Alexis O'Neill; and the jackets for the Emestine & Amanda series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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