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No Dogs Allowed

December 7, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

What is a 'no-dog'? Read this book to find out!

This title is beautifully illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje and created originally for a digital format. The story tells about the 'no dog' ... a creature that is both magical and elusive. Signs all around may say 'no dogs allowed' but only a few lucky children will ever really see this fascinating creature.

Told in rhyming verse, this storybook has light animated interactivity. There are also two coloring pages included based on the book. This title is exceptionally well-made, with settings for a page-guide, volume controls and language options that include not only Dutch but also two different dialects for the English narration, both UK & US. Text highlights as narrated, although it is a bit hard to read over the illustrations in some areas.

Overally this is a short, charming book app with gorgeous color-drenched pages featuring a whimsical story. Children and parents will enjoy this tale together, especially at bedtime. The next time your child sees a 'no dogs allowed' sign, it will have so much more meaning!

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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No Dogs Allowed

December 7, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Phil Fryer/Chantal Bourgonje

Tizio BV

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English • Dutch •

Length (pages):
13 Pages


Story Synopsis - No Dogs Allowed

A magical creature appears in this book, a creature that mommies & daddies can't see (even if daddies say they can). You can tell where this creature lives by the signs that forbid it ... those 'no dogs allowed' signs that are frequently seen. This 'no-dog' is elusive and has six legs and looks a lot like a dog, except that it also has wings! No-dogs hide well, except they don't mind being seen by childen with healthy imaginations.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Page Guide, Language (UK/US English, Dutch), Highlighting On/Off, Music Volume Controls, Links to: AppStore, Facebook, Twitter, Web

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Size: 55.13 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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