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Animals should definitely not wear clothing. ...because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This well-loved book by Judi and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals' clothing is perfect...just as it is....

Title : Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
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ISBN : 9780689708077
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing Reviews

  • karen
    2019-05-20 06:38

    greg brought this up to me last week, and i don't know how i have missed it all these years!! this book has a message i can stand behind.initially, it goes into the ways that animals in clothing is impractical because of the nature of animals' bodies and the limitations of human clothing to stay on or enhance those animals, but then it ends with the most convincing point: animals in clothing is just plain embarrassing! to them and to us.poor animals, why do people try to steal your dignity by putting you in clothing that is unnecessary? why would a dog need little booties?? this is the equivalent of taking your average child and slapping it in a bubble - it is just going to weaken and soften your child like counter butter, and all the other kids/dogs are going to make fun of them. no booties, no bubbles. this is my presidential platform. it is not as good as: it is what i am putting out there.just say no.i am going to make my own television commercial, where i put those poor sarah mclachlan shelter and circus-animals in clothing and play some manipulative tune over it, and then you will all see! here,try this - sing that song to yourself and look at these animals and pretend they are from some shelter where they have to wear these clothes all the time and at the end of it all, the keepers will put them down unless someone steps in to gently but firmly remove the clothing.oh my god, are you laughing?? you are a monster.

  • Patrick
    2019-05-11 08:50

    This was one of my favorite books as a kid. The pictures cracked me up. As a parent, I still enjoy it. But I don't know how much re-readability it has. If you're not in a position to run around buying a ton of books for your kids, you might want to grab it from the library rather than make it part of your permanent collection.

  • Kirk
    2019-04-28 08:52

    Some animals shouldn't wear clothing. Some animals, like my dad, only wear rubber boots and boxer shorts to get the mail in December. At least he's wearing something these days . . . he used to live by this book like it was the bible when we were kids.My first impulse upon reading this book was to throw it into the failing septic tank in the back yard. Fuck any book that tries to tell me what to do, unless it is a book by Tony Robbins. He has hypnotizing teeth and tells you to tap into your inner strength. That's alright by me. I suppose the reason I was initially so resistant to this book stems from my early experiences with the church. As a child, I was introduced to the ten commandments, and told to obey the rules. I never questioned these directives, until I was told shortly thereafter that it wouldn’t matter if I adhered to God’s rules anyway because Jesus was going to leave all un-baptized children to suffer on earth. The woman who told me this sighed as she talked about being carried away on a cloud with Jesus, completely oblivious to the fact that she had just traumatized several children . . . Then the members of the church started scratching their armpits, peeling invisible bananas, and singing about how they didn’t evolve from monkeys. No, I'm not joking. Speaking of monkeys, did you know that they can wear clothes without any negative repercussions? It must be true, because Judi Barrett’s book is a comprehensive manifesto that will change your opinion about which animals cannot and should not wear clothing. Since there’s no mention of monkeys in the book, you can safely assume that they not only can be dressed up, but damned well should. See, that shit’s hilarious!What I really like about this book is that it tells you why the animals inside shouldn’t be dressed up. There’s none of that “don't murder and steal because I said so” bullshit here. Barrett has thought this shit through, and her hard work is apparent on every other page. Why shouldn’t a porcupine dress up? It should be obvious, but in case it isn’t, there’s a picture to illustrate why this isn’t a good idea.Why shouldn’t a pig wear clothes? For the same reason I lounge around in my boxers all weekend to avoid staining my shirts: because it’s a fucking pig, and therefore eats like a pig and smells like a pig as well. Some of the justifications aren’t that convincing, however. A giraffe shouldn’t wear clothes because it might look silly? Really? Have you ever visited Barrett’s logic, half of the American population shouldn’t be wearing clothing, and it wouldn’t be the half you’d want to see without clothing.But, as you know, kids aren’t concerned with logic. They want to have fun while they’re reading a book, and if you can sneak in some educational bent while they’re laughing, then you’ve succeeded. That’s another reason I like this book.

  • Elisabeth
    2019-05-13 11:51

    So frigging cute, I loved all the animals! Can't believe I'd never heard of this timeless classic.

  • Vivian
    2019-05-14 04:45

    Years ago I cut up a tattered copy of this picture book and mounted it to 12x12 squares of cardstock. Animals wearing clothes is a silly concept and as such worked well with the story time "silly circus" theme. One of the animals pictured is a giraffe wearing seven neckties, which served as a "tie-in" to this week's craft in which we made funny clown ties using cardstock, stickers, and ribbon.The craft was inspired by a photograph in an old issue of Sesame Street Magazine. A boy is pictured wearing an over-sized tie cut from lime green cardstock and decorated with large sequin dots. A cord is taped to the back of the tie so the tie can be worn.We pre-cut the ties from cardstock and set the tables with tape dispensers, rolls of 1/8th inch ribbon, child-safe scissors, markers, crayons, and stickers. Stickers included left-overs from previous years summer reading, dots, and stars.Coincidentally, I found a necktie rubber stamp to use in the story time greeting routine. Each week each child gets his or her hand stamped with a picture relating to the story time theme. They look forward to this and late-comers are sure to ask for the stamp during craft time.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-29 04:45

    How have I never seen this book? It would make a simple, funny readaloud -- even better if it was available as a big book.

  • Shin Gaku
    2019-05-18 11:30

    Very cute,very funny and very witty. This a masterpiece. I could not help laughing. Highly recommended.

  • Cheryl Gladfelter
    2019-05-17 09:30

    This is a fantastic book that I somehow missed as a kid that now I can't wait to share with the kids in my life. Hilarious!

  • Anna
    2019-04-27 10:57

    This book is golden. Children will laugh and enjoy as much as you probably will.

  • Megan Drees
    2019-05-01 11:40

    Judi Barrett's story is a plot-less story that describes why different animals should not wear clothing. The illustrations, done by Ron Barrett, have an enhancing relationship with the text. The humor of the story is amplified through the illustrations. The illustrations show the animal that corresponds to the accompanying text, on a full-white background. Some animals are done in color, while others are not; however all the clothes are colorful. The illustrator uses crosshatching to show texture and shadowing. The text is very bold and large and consumes one entire page, for every two-page spread. Green, red, orange and white are the most dominating colors of the images and backgrounds. Although the story doesn't really tell a story it is still very entertaining. Without the illustrations, some of the text would be very dry and boring and meaningless. Overall, a very appropriate story for young readers and easy to use as a read-along because of the large text.

  • Amy Groesbeck
    2019-04-25 09:57

    This was one of my personal favorites growing up. This book would be great for beginning readers because the text is simple and it’s informative as well; it demonstrates unique characteristics of animals. The book guides the reader through hilarious explanations why animals shouldn’t wear clothes. My favorite is, “it might be very embarrassing for an elephant. The picture shows an elephant wearing a floral dress and hat while staring at a woman wearing an identical outfit. It’s a cute and fun read!

  • Shanna Gonzalez
    2019-04-28 05:49

    This book presents a witty look at what it would be like if animals attempted to wear human clothes. The illustrations and ideas are understandable to young children but humorous enough to entertain older ones. Each page pictures a different animal in an article of clothing that manifestly does not work (one of the funniest is the hen wearing pants, with an egg caught inside). The sense of absurdity in this book will delight and cultivate a wonderful kind of humor.

  • Lajune Neal
    2019-05-16 10:33

    This is a funny story. It is a great book for kids to read because it is entertaining and it also introduces rhyming and other early literacy skills to children. This book is good to read when you are spending one on one time with a student, quality time with your own child(ren), and reading to your class.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-25 11:48

    A good mentor text for persuasive writing with younger students, and a highly entertaining book. I read it to my 3 1/2 month old nephew. I think his foot kicking was a sign of approval.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-04 08:30

    I remember reading this as a child so when I saw it at a consignment sale I couldn't pass it up. Love the mix of well recognized animals (snake, mouse, giraffe, sheep, pig, hen, elephant) with some more uncommon ones (porcupine, camel, kangaroo, billy goat, walrus, moose, opossum). Love the large font which is so helpful for beginning readers. Has big descriptive words which are good for children to hear to increase their vocabulary. Illustrations are amusing.

  • Kathryn Bergeron
    2019-05-19 11:38

    Summary: Why animals should not wear clothing.Why I Read This: It was on one of my "best of" lists.Review: I can't put my finger on why, but I really disliked this book. It might simply be because it's very dependent on the illustrations, and I just didn't like the illustrations. It wasn't objectionable, but I never want to see it again unless I'm weeding it from the collection.

  • Pam
    2019-05-24 08:52

    Amusing story giving the reasons why animals should not wear clothes. Readers will have to use the pictures for clues to the text provided.Clever illustrations and humorous text for younger readers.

  • Leah Lucci
    2019-05-10 10:55

    Oh my god, this was one of my favorite childhood books. The illustrations were exquisite. I mean, just look at the cover. What a fucking weird little tome.

  • Melissa McAlvey
    2019-05-12 08:57

    for some reason, this one doea not overwhelm me with mirth like it does aome people, it definitely has funny moments, though, and is an enjoyable read that kids find fun

  • Matthew
    2019-05-26 07:34

    My 5 year old laughed out loud while reading this book.

  • Kelly
    2019-05-25 10:36

    The story gives explanations as to why animals should not wear clothing. I sat and giggled throughout the book. Funny.

  • Tippy Jackson
    2019-05-22 09:40

    I guess I just wasn't impressed with this one. It's meant to be silly, but I just didn't find it that amusing.

  • Annie Payne
    2019-05-08 10:45

    This was so cute! The kids and I got some laughs out of this one!

  • Donna Mork
    2019-05-23 10:45

    Cute book about what would happen if different types of animals wore clothes and the problems they would/could encounter.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-29 04:42

    Illustrations show the difficulties animals would have if they were required to wear clothing.

  • Chelsea
    2019-05-13 06:49

    Read during Preschool Play on February 23rd, 2018.Read during Toddler Time on February 26th, 2018.

  • Holly Wheeler
    2019-05-22 05:54

    This book is an easy read that would be very enjoyable for young kids. its funny and simple and the illustrations are cute and captivating,i enjoyed this read and i know children will too.

  • Jillian
    2019-05-02 10:55

    It's a very silly book, and silly children (and silly adults) will love it.

  • Winnie
    2019-05-22 10:45

    We thought this book was funny and cute to see how each animal would look in clothes and why they shouldn't wear any

  • Jenny
    2019-05-20 11:32

    This is a super quick book that will make you laugh. It is silly and the illustrations are simple (in that there's not much in the way of setting or background) but fun.