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No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)

No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)

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by Trudi Trueit, Jim Paillot
     
 

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In No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay), now available in paperback, Scab knows exactly what he wants: a dog. But if his “smart times ten” twin sister, Isabelle, keeps tattling on him, he’s never going to get his pet. The sister repellant spray he invents is effective and profitable—until a broken bottle spells mega-stinky disaster.

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In No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay), now available in paperback, Scab knows exactly what he wants: a dog. But if his “smart times ten” twin sister, Isabelle, keeps tattling on him, he’s never going to get his pet. The sister repellant spray he invents is effective and profitable—until a broken bottle spells mega-stinky disaster.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416961116
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Series:
Secrets of a Lab Rat Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
538,253
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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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