No! by Marta Altes


Written by Marta Altes
Part of the Child's Play Library Series

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Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize 2012 - a national competition aimed at discovering new and unknown works: a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public. To find out how to vote, click here.

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

Written and illustrated by a fresh new talent, this is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog who thinks his name is NO. Simple, short and punchy, this is a picture book children (and adults) will want to read again and again.


No! by Marta Altes

The little dog in this family works very hard to be good. His family must love him very much. But there's one thing he doesn't quite understand...


'The story is simple enough for little ones to enjoy, and funny enough to entertain older children too. I very much enjoyed reading it aloud since you get to shout 'No!' a lot in a variety of different ways!' - The Bookbag

About the Author

Marta Altes

Marta Altés loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (the best decision she ever made!) and graduated in 2011. Her debut book for Macmillan, My Grandpa, was published in July 2012 and the author was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s 2012 Children’s Book Prize.

Marta lives in London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Child's Play (International) Ltd an imprint of Child's Play International Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2011




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