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Don't Read This Book! by Deborah…

Don't Read This Book! (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Deborah Allwright

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Title:Don't Read This Book!
Authors:Deborah Allwright
Info:Egmont Books (2009), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture book, fairy tales, interacts with reader, story writing, humor, lower elementary, upper elementary

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Don't Read This Book! by Jill Lewis (2009)



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My five-year-old likes this story a lot. It's reminiscent of Lendler's AN UNDONE FAIRY TALE and THERE'S A MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, both of which also delight and amuse him. After the first read, I told him Daddy'd have to give the second (and subsequent) readings. This type of humor is great for kids but wearies me. Illustrations rate a 5, which boosted my almost-left-as-3 rating to a 4. To a burgeoning reader, illustrations matter. Even when he can't find someone willing to read the story to him, the pictures (and his imagination) suffice. ( )
  ASKier | Feb 26, 2011 |
Good for learning about the components of a story: title, beginning, end, characters, etc. ( )
  julieaduncan | Feb 15, 2011 |
This is a great book for kids. Parents and Teachers will have fun discussing the various fairtale characters as they help the story unfold. Readers will be excited to see what happens to the King's story.

The very irritated King doesn't want anyone turning the pages of this book. You see, the story is not quite finished. He chases down his writer only to find that he has lost the pages of the story. As you, the reader tags along on the search for the story, you will be threatened with prison and a dungeon.

You must keep reading to see if the King and his writer find the missing pages. Along the way you will encounter some curiously familiar characters from stories you have read over and over.
  KristiBernard | Nov 17, 2010 |
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A king frantically rides throughout his kingdom trying to piece together fragments of his story.

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