Book of the Week: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes

November 2, 2006




This book was recently introduced to me by Laura, and it is a full-on hit. An instant favorite. Love, love it.
Laura read it at singing time and the kids (ages 18 mos to 3 yrs) were in fits of giggles at the whole idea of these animals wearing clothes and how ridiculous that would be. “Animals should definitely not wear clothing…because it would be disastrous for a porcupine, because a camel might wear it in the wrong places, because a snake might get lost in it….”

Originally published in 1970, written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett — neither of which I’m familiar with. The text is smart, the illustrations are perfect. I look forward to exploring more of their work.

Hard to find in hardcover, but worth the effort, because I’m predicting this will be a laugh-out-loud favorite at your house. Paperback available here.

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1 Erin November 2, 2006 at 9:01 am

Remember “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”? Same author/illustrator team. Like their stuff.

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2 love.boxes November 2, 2006 at 12:20 pm

I have to see this book. How cute!!! Great Post! Tiffany, Utah

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3 Anonymous November 2, 2006 at 1:00 pm

can’t wait to read this!!

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