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Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

by Judi Barrett Illustrated by Ron Barrett

In Ron and Judi Barrett's world, pigs, sheep, and other animals don sweaters, shirts, and hats, and young readers are invited to take a peek.

Why shouldn't animals wear clothes? Brightly colored, humorous illustrations that accompany the brief, large-print text reveal just why not. Eating out of a trough while sporting a crisp white shirt and neatly-knotted tie makes things "very messy" for a pig; a sheep wearing a heavy muffler, sweater, and hat over his heavy white fur "might find it terribly hot."

The text and illustrations allow readers to easily understand and interpret what's happening in the book and will prompt discussions about why animals are content to live in their own ready-made clothing — fur, prickles, or blubber, to name just a few. This book's unique and original approach will help emerging readers understand why animals and humans are different in a lighthearted manner, and it is sure to be read again and again.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Guided Reading
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Judi Barrett
Ron Barrett

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