Friday, June 10, 2011

Book Review: "No Dogs Allowed!" Words & Pictures by Anne Davis

Kitties! (Doggies too!) Cody here! Mom and I received a fun book in the mail for us to review. It is called  "No Dogs Allowed" by Anne Davis, and it is super  cute!

Cookie the dog with Gabby and Bud
I know some of you kitties live with doggies like I do. Some of you just live on your own and wonder what you would feel like if a doggie came to live at your house. Some of you USED to live on your own and then had a doggie move in.  This book is for all of you!

I remember the day that my doggie brother Dakota moved in. I had been happily living with Mom and Dad having fun and wallowing in all of their attention until... BOOM! They surprised me with Dakota.

I wasn't very happy. I hissed at him once.  I circled his crate to let him know who was boss and from that moment on we had an "understanding." It's "my way or the highway!" But, this isn't about me, this blog post today is about "No Dogs Allowed" a book that made both me and my Mom grin as wide as a Cheshire kitty!

In "No Dogs Allowed" Bud and Gabby are two kitties who are happy to be living the good life on their own. That is until Cookie the dog happens on the scene.

Buddy the Crabby Cat!

Bud is a crabby sort of kitty and he wants no part of Cookie. He tries to have Gabby take part in various activities to shut Cookie out.

Gabby is a nice kitty and wants to share with Cookie.

Bud wants no part of it!

He makes Cookie leave the house! He kicked her out! Suddenly, a big storm pops up. Ohhh nooo! What will happen to Cookie since Bud made her leave?

I can't tell you. You will have to read this colorful and fun book to find out! It is purrfect for human children who are ages 3-7. They will love this book!

Anne Davis not only wrote the book but she did vibrant and FUN illustrations as well! She also has a greeting card company that features a wide assortment of doggies and kitties! You can visit her online at

"No Dogs Allowed" is published by HarperCollins. Click here to purchase it online.

We received no payment for this review. We only received the book to read and review.


  1. This looks so cute. We're a cat only family - for now.

  2. Oh, it sounds so interesting!!!

    I'm a bit upset though because it says " NO DOGS ALLOWED".
    ~ Eva

  3. Cody,
    I don't know why but this reminds me of an episode of the animation series CatDog - when Dog wanted to keep Roachie (a cockroach) as pet but Cat would have none of it. No similarity right? But can't get it out of my head. purrr....meow!

  4. I love the art work! What a cute, cute book. This is definitely one my kids would have loved at that age. I will keep it in mind as a gift. :)

  5. @Carolyn, yes the illustrations are adorable!

    @Angie I love the art work too, it is very endearing. I am going to pass it to my little 2 and a half year old great nephew and his little sister who will be a year old in Nov.

    @Rumblepurr/Diego he sure is albeit a crabby one! lol

    @Cat-from-Sydney, hmmmm...I have never watched Cat/Dog (believe it or not) but I will take your word for it!

    @Eva do you know what? I thought of YOU the second I posted this!!! Don't worry, it isn't a book against doggies!!! xoxoxo

    @Au and Target uh-oh..."for now" that sounds ominous!!! :)

  6. Oooh, that looks a fun book. I'm going to ask mummy to look out for it. Thank you for coming to Simba's party, I hope you took a piece of cake home for later? I hope you will be able to my my firstest ever birthday party next Tuesday? I'm so excited, i've never had one before hee he :)xx

  7. Bonjour!
    Looks interesting, I'm curious about the book!
    Thanks for your review!

  8. This looks so cute, although we don't share a house with a dreaded woofer, we still like to have our mom read books like this to us, just in case...Thanks for the purrfect review.

    Miss Bella and Se;e

  9. That sounds pretty darn good. We used to have to woofies live here, but the were needed in heaven, so now it is just us cats.

  10. @Brian it is so adorable! Awww.."the woofies were needed in Heaven" just made me sad :( I am so sorry...I didn't know that :(

    @Wendy that is a great idea, you should always be prepared! You are welcome and thank you for your kind words!

    @Luna it is a cute book, perfect for a bedtime story!

    @Princess Jasmine, I had a wonderful time at your party and yes, of course I took home a piece of cake. It was delicious but almost too cute to eat (notice I said "almost?") I am all about the cake MOL. Yes I will do my best to be at your party next weekend!! Love, Cody

  11. No dogs are allowed in our house - they are banned by Hannah and Lucy!!

  12. Guess we'll have to keep this one in mind for a christmas prezzie. looks like a darling book.

  13. @Hannah and Lucy I gotta admire your honesty!!! xoxo

    @Mario, it's a cute one for any of the little people that you know! Cute message in it. xoxo

  14. I love kid's books! I think you never outgrow them.

    Say! I forgot to Thank YOU for the kibble drawing; I went and got my free bag at the GREATEST pet store that I didn't even know existed...long story short, I'm now a regular customer! And the Horde has discovered the joys of rabbit kibble...13 tails UP!

  15. Hmmm! I don't think I like the sound of this book, but I have a feeling the human puppies in Mom's class would like it. I'll have to see if she can find it to read to them the next time I visit.


  16. @Katnip Lounge I agree! I love children's books as well. Especially ones with a message and this definitely has one! YOU ARE BEYOND WELCOME! I am sooo happy you received your coupon and thank you for taking the time to tell me! You are the first one I have heard from so far! OMC and the bonus of the place where you had to get it from being a GREAT pet store! I am soooo happy! (They will be thrilled too to have YOU as a regular customer!!) YAY! Your babies have joined Cody in his rabbit kibble fine dining! lol. I love the "13 tails UP!" xoxo

    @Amin yes! It is thanks!

    @houndstooth lol, nor does Eva above lol. Awww that is so sweet of you to look for the book to read to the class! They will love it! You can purchase it above where I posted it. It is brand new (as of May) so not sure if it is in the library yet.

  17. 3-7 years? I think that hyphen is a typo? I'm 37-years-old and I want to read this book!

  18. What a cute kids book Caren. I need to look if the library has this.

  19. The book looks adorable, and I am going to check out her cards now.

  20. That looks like a fun book. You've made us very curious now about the story :) Our mom likes children's books for the artwork- this one looks pawsome. We hope she'll get it for us :)

    Pip, Minnie, Smidgen, and HOllie

  21. That looks like a cute book! Our Mama is collecting books for her future classroom library, and she said she will look for that one. She said she just had a vision of a "pet care" play area in her classroom with stuffed animals, brushes, leashes, etc, plus some books about pets, including that one! :D

  22. That looks totally adorable! I hope there is a happy ending!

  23. @Les for a second you scared me and I thought that I DID have a typo! lol. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Great to see you here!

    @Daisy it IS adorable!! is a children's book so I think we know (hehehe)

    @Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe I think your Mommy's "vision" is SUPERB! What a great idea!!! A "pet care" play area, really it would be play/learning...what a great idea!!

    @Cara N Crew, if you like children's books for the art work then this is one that you really should get! The art work is just adorable!!

    @Abigail, tell me how you REALLY feel! MOL! ((((hugs))))

    @Kritter Kommunity it is super cute!!

    @Diane, not sure if the library has it yet or not because I believe it just came out in May. Not sure though, it is worth checking out!

  24. Cody this book looks great!! All the kitties here live with a doggie but my oldest gal is very attached to her doggie and sleeps next to him to keep warm, they are best of buddies. :) Hope you and your mama are having a great weekend!

  25. Looks like such a fun book! I always wondered who came first, Cody or Dakota... I should have guessed :)

  26. This book sounds great! I love these illustrations, too!!

  27. Live with a woofie? Are you MAD? Or maybe you've been into the tequila?

  28. @Coupon Queen, that is adorable!!

    @The Chair Speaks, me too!

    @Spitty, I live with a woofie! It isn't bad! Love, Cody

    @Tamago me too!

    @Hilary, need you ask? lol. Mama loves doggies but she is a kitty person at heart. She had Grandpa Bobo for 18 years, then ME!! (yes, Dakota came AFTER me!)

  29. That book sounds so adorable. We LOVE the illustrations! :)