No Bows! by Shirley Smith Duke

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We all have likes and dislikes. Some of us are just more vocal about it than others.

The delightful contrariness of young children is celebrated in this upbeat book featuring a likeable little girl determined to get her own way.

Using only a few simple, but well-chosen words, a small child expresses clearly what she does-and does not-want through the course of a day. Her independent spirit emerges as she firmly says no to a dress, a pair of shoes, a nap. As the day ends and evening descends, however, she finally says lots of hugs and kisses from her mom and dad.


About Shirley Smith Duke

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Shirley Smith Duke holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Austin College, and has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools. She lives in Texas. Jenny Mattheson has illustrated several books, including No Bows!; The Mouse, the Cat and Grandmother's Hat; Christmas Morning; The Great Tulip Trade; and Happy to Be Girls. She earned a BFA in Illustration at the Art Institute of Boston and lives in California.
Published March 31, 2006 by Peachtree Pub Ltd (J). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Mattheson's (The Great Tulip Trade ) paintings juxtapose the girl's rejections in small-scale, often framed images with full-bleed full-page paintings of her chosen alternatives.

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