Daddy has just gone off to World War II. One of his final words to his daughter Joan is, "No dogs!" She would dearly love such a pet, but life is full and so many new friends #NAME? time to think about dogs. The children form a club to do their part for the war effort-first and foremost helping mother, of course. Humorous and tender incidents combine with delightful illustrations to make the Mitchells truly unforgettable.