Warning: Do Not Open This Book!
Just put it back on the shelf.
You're still reading this?
Well, don't say I didn't warn you...
It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out...madness and mayhem lie within! Debut author Adam ...more
Warning: Do Not Open This Book starts off with a bit of this:
And it is followed with a quick one of these:
But, then there is one of these...
And, one of those, leads to all of this:
It becomes quite a bit of a mess there for a while. But, not to fear, because there is a p...more
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"CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, toucans, and a whole lot of silliness. You really shouldn't be opening this book. I'm serious. Just put it back on the shelf. Right...now. You're still reading this? Well, don't say I didn't warn you..."
We've read a couple other books by this author and I was and wasn't impressed. This one sounded really cute so i thought I'd get it for my nephew sometime... And with the lot that I picked out t ...more
Four stars only because THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK did it first, and that book has my whole heart. But this is a fantastic, playful romp. Would recommend to kids of any age. ...more
The book in refreshingly original because:
~ it breaks the fourth wall. The invisible narrator of the story leads you along while demanding the author to interact with the story; the book is completely based around whether the not the audience ...more
10/23/13 This was the book that gave me an idea to do a Hello, Audience! storytime (since I love those kinds of books and figured I had enough to do as a theme). The kids loved this. It's a little shorter than I expected and I think that was my fault that it fell a little flat near the end. But the very end was great and they loved shutting their make-believe books. I think this cou ...more
Illustrator: Matthew Forsythe
First Published: 2013
I don't know. It's one of those books that's purely entertainment. Lots of colour and movement, a simple story and certainly engaging. Readers are enticed to participate and embrace the humour and novelty.
But, you know, I like Bland's The Wrong Book better.
Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt (from Amazon)
Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt (from iTunes)
I thought this book was going to be so much better than it was. It seemed to have such a great idea, but it fell short of my expectations. I didn't care much for the illustrations either as they seemed to be all over the place and "modernistic" in nature. (I ...more
The richly toned illustrations of monkeys monkeying about add to the hilarity. This would surely be a story time hit.
Well, now you've done it. I wash my hands of it. It's all your fault. You were warned.
Seriously, this is fun little read that is two barrels of monkeys full of fun. Yes, there are monkeys. And toucans. And an alligator. And a banana. But maybe I just spoiled something.
Well, I DID warn you!
Author: Adam Lehrhaupt
Illustrator: Matthew Forsythe
Genre: Non-traditional (post-modern) picture book
Theme(s): animals, signs
Opening line/sentence: Maybe you should put this book back. You don’t want to let the monkeys out.
Brief Book Summary: This non-traditional picture book actively involves readers in the story, warning them to NOT open this book. Once they do, readers are warned again to close the book. As you continue to read, the narrator talks to ...more