This Book Will Not Be Fun
A book is no place for tomfoolery, and this mouse assures us that his book is to be no exception. Just please ignore that Word-Eating Flying Whale, and—oh, no, the lights have gone out. Wait, what is THAT?! Nothing to fear. Everything is under ...more
I couldn't have picked a more fitting title for this book if you'd paid me.
This story-- or similar styles-- has been done many times. My "litmus" book per say, is The Monster at the End of This Book. In this version, a seriously nerdy mouse tries to convince the reader this book will not be fun, even if a Word-Eating Flying Whale appears. Then, the lights go out. Wait, what is THAT?! Nothing to fear. Everything is under control. Chaos ensues... but not even funny chaos. ...more
I don't know if this one was executed in the same fashion as others, notably the Pigeon series, but I did find myself wanting to figure out the fun that would ...more
Notes on representation: The characters are all animals.
Wide pages hold the action of bright colors and sparse text.
My Review: Munchkin, being a typical boy about preschool/kindergarten age loves snarky and funny books. I figured this would be great, along the lines of Book with No Pictures. Unfortunately, this one fell a little flat, maybe it will improve with addition re-reads but it just ...more
Could be good for storytimes with the right take on ...more
The author uses some higher level vocabulary which offer an opportunity to expand kids' word banks. These include: assure, unusual, taupe, and pleasant.
Curriculum connections: irony, prediction, vocabulary ...more
Dunlap's text is simplistic and straightforward. The narrative is rather simple and a somewhat fun book about a mouse professing the book in hand is a boring book, by breaking the fourth wall. Tallec's illustrations are wonderfully depicted, a tad ...more
An uppity mouse is convinced that nothing interesting will happen in this particular book. Except...there is a flying whale. And what's this? A glow-in-the-dark worm that does kung fu? How strange... and rather fun. And, wow, what's that on the next page?
This Book Will Not Be Fun is most definitely a fun book. The illustrations are hilarious, and many children will enjoy ...more
This reminds me a lot of Ryan T. Higgins Be Quiet! Both feature narrators who want a nice, calm read and get something decidedly different. But one of the narrators deals with the unplanned events better than the others. This was wild, imaginative, very random, and loads of fun. If you would rather have that nice, ...more
If you want a random, crazy storyline, this will deliver, though I found it a bit... unrealistic? Besides the flying whales and stuff, the mouse is introduced as an introvert type character (which I identify with), but his responses are not at all how I would have responded and I really think it would have been funnier if he'd have freaked out a bit more...
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But all of a sudden the whale brings a friend: a book worm, that glows! Then the lights go out! The mouse invites the reader to follow that worm's light-up footprints but don't have fun doing it. Eventually the mouse comes across a light switch. When mouse turns the lights on he encounters a whole bunch of silly imaginary creatures dancing to a funky song! He finds himself unable to resist the ...more
A fun and silly interactive picture book. I'm not sure if Miss 3 quite understood the idea that the mouse wanted things to be really boring (and his book got invaded with crazy fun) but she liked tracing the loop-de-loop with her ...more