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ISBN13: 9780375835964
ISBN10: 0375835962
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I had an idea to staple my brother's hair to his pillow. I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore.

Here's a kid full of ideas, all day long. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to use glue anymore. And what about when she shows Joey Whipple her underpants — they're only underpants, right? Turns out she's not allowed to do that again, either. And isn't broccoli the perfect gift for any brother? It's just too bad her parents don't think so. But she has the last laugh in this humerous first picture book by an acclaimed novelist of books for adults.

Review:

"The title is terrifically cheeky, and Carpenter (Fannie in the Kitchen) outdoes herself in these mixed-media illustrations. The unnamed heroine, who resembles a cross between Ramona Quimby and Eloise, generates the title list as a result of her free-spirited, rule-breaking notions. 'I had an idea to staple my brother's hair to his pillow,' accompanies a photo-collage image of a stapler clamping onto a pillow corner, with a pen-and-ink drawing of the brother's sleeping face. Opposite, the boy, bound into his pillowcase, clings to his mother: 'I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore.' Offill (Last Things, for adults), making her children's book debut, follows with a litany of forbidden behavior encompassing everything from not being allowed to make ice cubes ('I had an idea to freeze a dead fly in the ice cube tray') to not being allowed 'to talk (even a little bit) about beavers anymore' (because she 'had an idea that [she] might run away to live with the kind and happy beavers'). Carpenter uses a fluid, elegant ink line to convey an impressive repertoire of expressions — she's equally adept at portraying a playground tattletale and a mom at the end of her rope. Kids will be intrigued by the pictures' playful sense of composition as well as the heroine's brazenness, but may be caught off-guard by the abrupt conclusion. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Carpenter brings depth and texture to each spread by adjusting photo-realistic elements to scale and embedding them into the art." School Library Journal

Review:

"Clear line-and-watercolor spreads add to the fun as the outrageous little rebel lies and boasts in class and washes her hands in the dog's dinner bowl." Booklist

About the Author

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, a novel for adults, and the co-editor (with Elissa Schappell) of The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away. This is her first children's book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of Apples to Oregon, an ALA Notable Book, and Fannie in the Kitchen, both by Deborah Hopkinson. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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halofriendly, June 6, 2007 (view all comments by halofriendly)
I don't have children of my own and I don't tend to sit around reading picture books, but this book will soon be securing a spot on my bookshelf at home. It is not only hilarious, but utterly creative too. The antics of a young girl (like the above review says, Eloise + Ramona Quimby and I'd also add in Pippi Longstocking) who has her own ideas on how to live her day to day life is artfully portrayed through a collage of mixed-media. What are her ideas?

"I had an idea to order a different dinner from my mother...
I am not allowed to pretend my mother is a waitress anymore."

"I had an idea to tell the sad story of a mother who fell into a volcano...
I am not allowed to tell sad stories about volcanoes anymore."

My favorite is about nine pages in...look for her George Washington report that she does on beavers instead.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375835964
Author:
Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Carpenter, Nancy
Author:
Offill, Jenny
Author:
illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Author:
Carpenter, Nancy
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.76x11.26x.43 in. 1.03 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture Book
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The title is terrifically cheeky, and Carpenter (Fannie in the Kitchen) outdoes herself in these mixed-media illustrations. The unnamed heroine, who resembles a cross between Ramona Quimby and Eloise, generates the title list as a result of her free-spirited, rule-breaking notions. 'I had an idea to staple my brother's hair to his pillow,' accompanies a photo-collage image of a stapler clamping onto a pillow corner, with a pen-and-ink drawing of the brother's sleeping face. Opposite, the boy, bound into his pillowcase, clings to his mother: 'I am not allowed to use the stapler anymore.' Offill (Last Things, for adults), making her children's book debut, follows with a litany of forbidden behavior encompassing everything from not being allowed to make ice cubes ('I had an idea to freeze a dead fly in the ice cube tray') to not being allowed 'to talk (even a little bit) about beavers anymore' (because she 'had an idea that [she] might run away to live with the kind and happy beavers'). Carpenter uses a fluid, elegant ink line to convey an impressive repertoire of expressions — she's equally adept at portraying a playground tattletale and a mom at the end of her rope. Kids will be intrigued by the pictures' playful sense of composition as well as the heroine's brazenness, but may be caught off-guard by the abrupt conclusion. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Carpenter brings depth and texture to each spread by adjusting photo-realistic elements to scale and embedding them into the art."
"Review" by , "Clear line-and-watercolor spreads add to the fun as the outrageous little rebel lies and boasts in class and washes her hands in the dog's dinner bowl."
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