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No, Never! 08/19/09
No, Never! by Sally O. Lee is about a Daisy the Dalmatian who is going through the terrible nos. Every kid seems to go through this phase of life where no matter what the question, the answer is always, "No, Never!"
My youngest is getting into her "No, Never" phase of life and she took immediately to the book. My oldest also likes the book. Both of them love Sally O. Lee's bright and colorful illustrations.
In this book, Daisy only wants to do what she wants to do. She has grand visions of being world famous and those plans don't include chores, homework or vegetables. She only agrees once her mother patiently shows her that the mundane parts of life are the building blocks of the bigger adventures.
I would have loved to see the mother give a more in depth or personalized explanation to Daisy. Her explanation ultimately comes down to "because these things are good for you" without backing that up with how or why. If Daisy is anything like my two kids, she'll want to know how or why chores, homework and vegetables will help make her world famous.