No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)

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"This chapter has nothing to do with my pants."

So begins the story of Scab McNally, a fourth grader with a mission. Part inventor, part daredevil, Scab is determined to let nothing get in the way of convincing his parents to let him buy a dog — especially his "smart times ten" twin sister, Isabelle.

When his newest invention, a sister-repellent spray (aka Isabelle's ...

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Overview


"This chapter has nothing to do with my pants."

So begins the story of Scab McNally, a fourth grader with a mission. Part inventor, part daredevil, Scab is determined to let nothing get in the way of convincing his parents to let him buy a dog — especially his "smart times ten" twin sister, Isabelle.

When his newest invention, a sister-repellent spray (aka Isabelle's Smell), becomes a hit with the guys, Scab hatches a plan. He'll earn enough selling Isabelle's Smell to buy a dog, and then his parents will have to say yes, right? But one broken bottle of the mega-stinky concoction brings major disaster, not to mention a hazmat crew.

In the midst of his self-pity, Scab realizes that his drive to get a dog has hurt the people he cares about most. Will Scab be able to set things right? Find out in author Trudi Trueit's laugh-out-loud novel introducing the irrepressible Scab McNally to the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Joy Adams
In the first book of the "Secrets of a Lab Rat" series, fourth grader and budding inventor Scab McNally will do anything to persuade his parents to get him a dog. Unfortunately, Scab's irresponsibility and constant knack for getting into trouble are not winning him any points with his parents. When Scab perfects his latest invention, Isabelle's Smell, a sister-repellent spray named for his twin sister, all the boys at school want a bottle. Scab realizes that by selling Isabelle's Smell he will earn enough money to buy a dog on his own. When money starts rolling in and Scab is only a few sales away from having enough money to buy his dog, disaster strikes, hurting not only the entire school's nostrils but also his best friend and his sister. Despite Scab's bad behavior or perhaps because of it, readers will truly appreciate and enjoy his story. Filled with humorous illustrations and special tips from Scab to the reader, this story is guaranteed to entertain. This is a perfect book for reluctant readers, especially those who always seem to find themselves in trouble. Reviewer: Melissa Joy Adams
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Nine-year-old Scab McNally has an overactive imagination and is on a mission, which is a worrisome combination. He enjoys dabbling in his homemade science lab in his basement and is ecstatic when he develops a particularly obnoxious-smelling sister repellent. Scab and his "smart times ten" twin do not get along at all, hence the need for the repellent. When Isabelle refuses to help him convince their parents to get a dog, he decides to sell his repellent to his friends; with the money, he plans to buy a puppy on his own. Unfortunately, his plans hit a bump when he and his best friend have an argument and his latest batch of repellent, which is in his backpack, is accidentally squashed. At the same time Isabelle has decided to help Scab-until she learns why kids have been teasing her at school. Scab is a likable, free-thinking boy who is full of charm and humor. He leaps before he thinks and that gets him into more trouble than he can handle. His many tips, diagrams, and facts scattered throughout are entertaining, as are the numerous comical black-and-white illustrations. This is the first book in a series, and kids are sure to be wondering what kind of trouble Scab will brew in his lab next.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416961116
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: Secrets of a Lab Rat Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 787,727
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Trudi Trueit

Trudi Trueit knew she’d found her life’s passion after writing (and directing) her first play in fourth grade. Since then, she’s been a newspaper journalist, television news reporter and anchor, media specialist, freelance writer, and is now a children’s book author. She has published more than forty fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers and lives near Seattle, Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    L Lauren

    Awsome and creative wonderful book for kids!Happy reading!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Chapter 4

    Sammy breathed hard. Then she saw the scaly figure it gad a hood then the figure pulled the hood back. "Dad?" Sammy asked he seemed huge she hadnt seen him in years. "Yes my dear." Sammy screamed at the scaly skin. "No no dont be scared my dear u r part of something beautiful." Sammy looked down and her eyes widened. She had oaws sge was fluffy.... she was a kitten! Sge screaned but all that came was a mew. "What did u do?!" She shouted. "Calm down u dont knoe what we do. We are the Destiny Seekers. U have seen cats dogs lizards birds. All house pets. But what u dont see is these so called 'pets' are actually specialy selected men ans women boys and girks who help their owners find their destiny by being their best freind." He explained. "No no this isnt real im not part of this its alk a bad dream *mew*" she said. "Yes its all real ill see u tomorrow." Then there was only stillness sammy woke up in her bed sweating...human

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    Posted November 29, 2012

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    Posted April 10, 2012

    Lame

    It is a lame and good at the same time its golam

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