No Dogs Allowed! by Sonia Manzano

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This is Iris.
And this is her family:
Shorty the Fortune-teller,Mami the Busy, Papi the Clever, Carmen the Beautiful, plus the Wise Old People, Don Joe the Grocer, and, of course, El Exigente, the Dog (who's very good at sleeping).
Everyone, especially El Exigente, is excited to go to the lake...but will they EVER get there?

About Sonia Manzano

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Sonia Manzano is best known as "Maria," one of the first Hispanic characters on Sesame Street, a role she has delighted in for more than twenty years. She has earned fifteen Emmy Awards as a member of the Sesame Street writing staff, and this is her picture book debut. Sonia Manzano lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. What would she bring on a trip to the lake? Sonia wouldn't dream of going to the lake without her harp! Jon J. Muth is the author and artist of the New York Times best seller and Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts. He has illustrated many award-winning books, including another New York Times best seller, A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy. He is also the writer and illustrator of The Three Questions, which the New York Times called "quietly life changing.
Published April 1, 2004 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Muth’s sand-tinted scenes bustle with vivacious, expressively posed figures, as Iris’s Mami (who bears a strong resemblance to the author) whips up enough food for an army while neighbors and relatives gather from, as Iris puts it, “the tri-state area,” then head off in a convoy of heavily loaded...

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As Manzano orchestrates a variety of distinct character voices into one joyful symphony, Muth (The Three Questions ) uses the fluid lines of his often witty ink-and- watercolor compositions to fill in all the details of Iris's memorable family: cook-extraordinaire Mami and her pots of picnic fare...

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