About The Book

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.

About The Author

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Judi Barrett is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingLots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingSanta from Cincinnati, and An Excessive Alphabet. She teaches art to kindergarten students at a school in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

About The Illustrator

Ron Barrett is the internationally bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Superhero Joe, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, Lots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, and An Excessive Alphabet. His illustrations have been honored by the Society of Illustrators and have been exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 30, 1988)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689708077
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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