Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Samantha Cotterill
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Hugo is excited for his walk until Milly puts a bow on him. The neighborhood dogs are amused, but Hugo is not, so he eventually finds a way to take it off. This goes on for a few days, with several different bows, including frilly ones. Hugo has had enough and runs away. He comes across a sign in a bow shop window that says “Show your dog you love them!” That’s when Hugo realizes that Milly always put bows on him because she loves him. Hugo returns home to Milly and Hugo proudly wears his bow tie for all to see.
No More Bows is a humorous story about a little girl and her dog. Readers with a dog or two will especially understand Milly’s frustration when Hugo doesn’t want to wear the bows she puts on him. The repetitious nature of this book makes it fun for parents to read out loud to their young children. The delightful illustrations portray many different emotions of both the dog and the girl, which will entertain readers time and time again!