17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore


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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375866012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 234,195
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
adge73 on LibraryThing 7 days ago
This girl is Junie B.'s cousin. Funny, with even funnier illustrations.
jeriannthacker on LibraryThing 7 days ago
A little girl tells a story about all the things she likes to do and why she's not allowed to do them anymore. Hilarious and great illustrations. Good for 3+ storytimes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats so cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was agreat book for my baby sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'17 Things...' tells the tale of a creative and impish girl who has many wonderful ideas that somehow are not perceived as positively by traditional PC adults. As the un-named heroine tries to implement her plans, she is thwarted time and again and is 'not allowed to' do the action that blossomed from her idea. Noted novelist and editor Jenny Offill has a great success in her first children's offering the book has won several awards from teacher and library associations and is well into its second printing. The book is fabulously illustrated by Nancy Carpenter and is a visual treat. Hard to understand the disapproval of the few reviewers who seem to prefer a contrite child who never strays into adventure and misadventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Sure, it isn't a good example for kids, but it is a good way to get a line of communication going. It certainly shows some things many kids would never think of doing, but if you're listening and talking with your kids while reading it or after you read it I think it's great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My students agreed the illustrations are great, the story had potential and little kids who don¿t know better will be swayed by it. They also thought the main character should have shown some remorse, mended her ways and been honest when she apologized. A book that presents a non apologetic and feeling no remorse for her behavior, misbehaving child in the position of role model is not one that I will soon return to my classroom. Lie to everyone by pretending remorse is not the lesson that I want to teach to my own children or to others. I would like to see more work by this author/illustrator team, however I would like to see this particular character presented in a more responsible manner and as a more responsible little girl. I agree with my students, she is not a cheery little imp, she is a willful, misbehaving girl who needs to learn discipline. Reaction from my students ran the gamut from `I would be given time out,¿ to `I would be grounded,¿ to `I might even get a spanking, if I did any of the things that girl did.¿ The fact that the little girl continued and continued to misbehave and not make any change even though consequence was offered was troubling to me as a teacher and a parent.