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Los Animales No Se Visten = Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

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The creators of Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs take a humorous look at what would happen if animals decided to don apparel.
Published by Live Oak Media (NY) (first published 1970)
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Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: les-animaux
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 pu
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Kirk by: My 6 year old

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 inne
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So frigging cute, I loved all the animals! Can't believe I'd never heard of this timeless classic.
Mar 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
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 wear
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: open-library
Very cute,very funny and very witty. This a masterpiece. I could not help laughing. Highly recommended.
This book is golden. Children will laugh and enjoy as much as you probably will.
Megan Drees
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 textur ...more
Amy Groesbeck
May 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 re ...more
Shanna Gonzalez
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-00-04
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
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.
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.
Melissa McAlvey
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
Annie Payne
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so cute! The kids and I got some laughs out of this one!
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Illustrations show the difficulties animals would have if they were required to wear clothing.
It's a very silly book, and silly children (and silly adults) will love it.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We thought this book was funny and cute to see how each animal would look in clothes and why they shouldn't wear any
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-the-kids
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.
Mama Bibliosoph
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board-book, humor
I don't know if you've had the experience of reading a kids picture book and actually cracking up, but this one does it for me. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing is a lesser-known title by the same duo that created the runaway bestseller Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, which was the basis for the box-office sensation movie series by the same name.

It's a board book, so your mind thinks "toddler-level," but it's actually pretty sophisticated humor.

Each spread is a different example of
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grappled with the rating on this book. This is a plotless book in which each page is basically a list of why animals shouldn't wear clothing. But its simple big bold text, situated on a page of its own, compliments the art with comedic timing that makes this a hilarious read. The illustrations are unique in that it is sketched with black ink. Patches of colors in hues of red, green and brown accentuate the clothing of the [almost black and white] animals. The illustrations are quite funny. I g ...more
Feb 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Animals Should Definately Not Wear Clothing is definately appropriate for those children who are being introduced to picture books. The whole concept the this book is very humerous and allows the reader to take a closer look at each animal's characteristics by the tpye of clothing they are wearing. Students will be able to see that all in all clothes are not meant to be worn by animals for many reasons. The overall display of the book is without a doubt very appealing by the color choice Ron Bar ...more
Taylor O'Connor
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett is a seemingly silly and fun book for young readers. Just from looking at the cover of this picture book, I knew that I would have a few giggles while I read along. Whether it was an opossum wearing his shirt upside down, to a billy goat eating his pants, this book had it all.
Although the book is quite humorous, it is evolving great sentence structure for your kids. Every time I flipped a page, I would remember "animals should definit
I love Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. Each page begins with "because" and a reason why a specific animal should not wear clothing. The pages are often very funny and many of them offer opportunities for discussion -- simply asking the child, "Why shouldn't this chicken wear pants?" should suffice. The kids will love pointing out different parts of the illustration and coming up with their own reasons.

I could also see accompanying this book with a discussion of when animals should
Taylor De La Fe
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very funny story and I could see children really enjoying it. This story talks about reasons animals shouldn't wear clothes. For example, it says that opossums might wear their shirts upside-down because they hang upside-down from trees. It also shows a camel wearing hats on its humps. This story could be used to spark some creativity and imagination amongst students in first or second grade. The students could come up with some of their own reasons why animals shouldn't wear clothing ...more
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judi and Ron Barret did a marvelous in creating this funny and adorable story. The title matches exactly what is happening in the story and it progresses from one animal wearing clothing to the next. Each page express a silly statement of why that animal should not wear clothing. Young children would laugh and laugh when following along with this story. The illustrations contain a picture on one side in the middle of the page with lots of white space and on the other page is the large fonted tex ...more
Michelle Lasser
Although I'd have to argue that my puppy happens to love his sweater, I enjoyed this book. The cover seemed to be a bit of a bore at first, but the bright colors and big bold lettering really drew me in. I enjoyed the smaller illustrations all with their own shadows and the great amount of white space that served as a large frame for them. I liked the smaller pictures because it helped me to focus on exactly what was going on in them. The content wasn't AS exciting as the typography and illustra ...more
Carlie Engels
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The author of this book is Judi Barrett and her husband, Ron Barrett, is the illustrator. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing is their second book written together. This book is made in a landscape shape. Throughout the story, the illustration is always on the one page of the book and the text on the other. The type face is large, bold, and black. Each page with text is backed with a brightly colored page. The illustrations, however, have a white background. T ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
**Used during story time at the elementary school library I volunteer in: kindergarteners.

This is a cute book that can be used to teach inferences instead of spelling everything out. Kids get to explain WHY a porcupine shouldn't wear clothing-- and the pictures are pretty funny! The kids responded well to the reading (my teammate read this one aloud), and then I used a knock-off activity called "Animals Should Definitely Not Borrow Library Books," and we came up with reasons why, as well as goin
Ashley Stude
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing" is a cute book, that is very easy to read and only has a few words on each page. The book has no plot, it is just a short book for kids who are just learning to read. The book goes along to tell the reader just why animals should not wear clothes, and it is quite humorous to look at the illustrations of the animals wearing the clothes. Visually, the book is very appealing. Each page is a very vibrant color, with the text in big white block letters. E ...more
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Judi Barrett 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 dentist!
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