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 plan. A good pl...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
If you’re looking for a fun, engaging and interactive children’s book then this is ...more
This is an interesting book for children. The whole book is colorful using the white color as the background ...more
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! is a great interactive picture book perfect for fans of Mo Willems' We Are in a Book! and B.J. Novak's The Book With No Pictures. It invites the reader to really be a part of the story and figure out a way to keep messy monkeys, noisy toucans, and scary alligators from tearing the book to pieces. The soluti ...more
The richly toned illustrations of monkeys monkeying about add to the hilarity. This would surely be a story time hit.
ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Books
This book is what picture books were made to be - the illustrations tell the story, and the cover is right - Lehrhaupt does the "narration." The element of danger and the repeated warning signs will draw the interest of kids right away, and add a suspense that is not often found in a picture book. They also beg for interaction, which makes reading t ...more
The illustrations in this book are just as funny as the story line. I believe that this book would be a hit for all ages and is simple but silly e ...more
My boys absolutely loved this book. They were laughing out loud and anxiously waited to see what was going to happen on the next page, which included monkeys, toucans and even alligators! Great fun for story time for kids and a lot of fun for adults to read.
Now, with a nine-year-old’s love of irony, she OPENED Warning! Do Not Open This Book! With nerves of steel and uncontainable curiosity, we dared to defy author Adam Lehrhaupt—and turned every page!
Your child will, too.
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)
Recommend this to readers in second grade and younger. Teacher looking for participation books will appreciate this title.
In reading it to myself, it sounds okay. I'm not sure how it would actually play out in a storytime, though. It wouldn't hurt to try it out in a preschool storytime.
This book was pretty funny. I would recommend this book to all ages with a little guilt. Simply because this book gives you a g ...more
Great for 1st or 2nd graders
Kids. It's like they come with a manual after all. Son (6yo) has read it any number of times since. It's very simple in terms of language, but a real page-turner. My 3yo is also enthralled - she thinks it's hilarious.
Intended Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2nd grade