Chimps Don't Wear Glasses by Laura Numeroff

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The team that created Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers returns with more animals in preposterous predicaments. Laura Numeroff's silly selection of animal antics and Joe Mathieu's zany zoo art will have you in stitches. Giraffes that drive? Reindeer at a square dance? What amazing animal antics can you think up?

About Laura Numeroff

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Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book. Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; and Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles. She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007. Two of her books were selected for Oprah's Kid's Reading List. Her title Ponyella made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. Her title If You Give a Dog a Donut earned her a spot on Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 her title It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Published June 1, 1995 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This follow-up to Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers (1993) offers more of the same random, rollicking doggerel``Horses don't hang glide/Giraffes don't drive cars/And you won't see a piglet saving pennies in jars,'' etc.matched to busy, literal cartoons filled with animals clothed and posed accordingly.

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With outlandish illustrations that playfully contradict the rhyming text, this sequel to Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers boldly asserts that ""pandas don't pole vault/ And camels don't sing/ And you won't find a chipmunk who'll ever be king,"" etc.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more A piece of doggerel verse--"Mice don't join Boy Scouts / And llamas don't shop / And hamsters don't clean / with a broom and a mop"--sets the stage for some wild illustrations of the animals doing just that.

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