Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers

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Overview

Dogs don't wear sneakers;
And pigs don't wear hats
And dresses look silly
On Siamese cats.

So goes Laura Numeroff's lively laugh-along text that explores the many ways in which you and I differ from our furred, feathered and finny friends.
Joe Mathieu's hilarious illustrations bring all the unlikely ...

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Overview

Dogs don't wear sneakers;
And pigs don't wear hats
And dresses look silly
On Siamese cats.

So goes Laura Numeroff's lively laugh-along text that explores the many ways in which you and I differ from our furred, feathered and finny friends.
Joe Mathieu's hilarious illustrations bring all the unlikely creatures to life in this book that challenges the reader to dream up more characters for this delightful menagerie.

In a child's imagination, animals do wacky things, including ducks riding bikes, yaks skiing, and fish eating bagels.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Mathieu's exuberant art sets off Numeroff's neatly veiled silliness" in this "antithesis of a nonsense rhymea verse that derives its kid-appeal by its apparent sensibleness," said PW. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A jaunty, rhymed text provides a litany of unlikely scenarios- sheep in the shower, hens in the swimming pool-some of which work better than others. It's Mathieu's wacky and inventive illustrations that really carry the show. His expressive animals lift weights, dangle off diving boards, and cavort in a variety of crazy outfits. Kids will enjoy the silliness, even if the book isn't as much fun as John Cameron's If Mice Could Fly (Atheneum, 1979; o.p.). Teachers will appreciate the final page, which invites readers to ``tell me what you see,'' making the title a spirited springboard for creative activities. Useful, but not especially memorable.- Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671795252
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 888,941
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: NPL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff

Laura Numeroff is the author of the best-selling modern classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the popular What Mommies Do Best and its sequels. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Laura Joffe Numeroff
    2. Hometown:
      Brentwood, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 14, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Education:
      B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2001

    Put on your sneakers and run to the bookstore!

    My 19-month-old daughter LOVES this book! We found it at the library, and after reading it at least 3 times a day for 3 weeks straight I finally broke down and bought it. Although she's probably too young to understand some of the silliness of a sheep in the shower and a honey bun baked by a bee, she loves the pictures and the silly rhymes. She also likes identifying all of the animals. I'm sure this book will continue to be a favorite of hers. It's very imaginative and the illustrations are fantastic!

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