Written by Judi
Illustrated by Ron Barrett
32 pages; 9.25 x 9.25
Publisher: Aladdin Library;
Reissue edition (December 30, 1988)
...because a snake
would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would
always be wet on a walrus!
illustrations of animals wearing
clothing in this well-loved book shows the very youngest why animals'
clothing is perfect... just as it is. 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 &emdash; 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
Children definitely will
not keep strait faces.
Tape a picture of an animal to the back of each
child. Children walk around quietly asking
questions to each other that can only be answered
Yes or No to find out what animal they are
FROM: Kingore, B. (2012). Bertie's
Austin: PA Publishing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND
is the author of many well-loved books for children,
including Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to
Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, and
Things That Are Most in the World. She teaches art to
kindergarten students at a school in her Brooklyn, New York,
neighborhood. And she usually doesn't mind going to the
has collaborated with his wife, Judy, on many children's
books, including Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles
to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing,
and Things That Are Most in the World. They live in New York