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Je ne lirai pas ce livre!
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Je ne lirai pas ce livre!

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A child adamantly refuses to read a book, regardless of the increasingly outrageous circumstances that might occur.
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I Will Not Read This Book by Cece Meng

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A cartoonish boy with a curiously-shaped head (hairstyle?) insists that he will not read this book, no matter what [insert various scenarios]. In the end, he agrees to read it "with you" (his mom).

Not a hit with my 3yo, who said it was "scary," and who I think was baffled by the idea that someone might not want to read a book. Probably good for more reluctant readers! It's got a good sense of humor.

"WAIT. I changed my mind. I am not going to read today. Reading is hard and I don't read fast and sometimes there are words I don't know. I will not read this book and...YOU CAN'T MAKE ME." ( )
  JennyArch | Jan 30, 2019 |
This story is about a boy who will not read a book no matter what. I think the idea is clever on it's own because a child who doesn't read may immediately be interested. The boy in the story says he will not read this book even if you "hung me upside down", "over a cliff" Each time you turn the page he adds to the sentence creating a long one. I like the repetition because it helps with fluency and I also enjoy the suspense that will keep a younger reader engaged. The theme of this book is that you never really know what adventures you will find in a book, a great lesson to teach students early. ( )
  AshleyBarron | Apr 18, 2017 |
This story is really funny, its about this kid who is doing everything and anything so he doesn't have to read. I really liked how the author wrote, "Reading is hard and I don't read fast and sometimes there are words I don't know," this is a very common reason to why kids don't want to read. It also makes it more relatable especially to readers like me. The message is to trust others. The boy wouldn't read for all these crazy reasons but only way he would is if his mother caught him and they would read together. ( )
  sceres1 | May 4, 2015 |
I would love to read another book by this author and i love the pictures ( )
  Rm10 | Apr 1, 2014 |
A lot like Green Eggs and Ham for the reluctant reader, this book builds up insane circumstances to emphasize the child's dislike for reading only to have a simple solution like being read to be the key turning the kid's outlook around. I would have liked a bit more on the flip side like Seuss did after his character discovered that he did like Green Eggs and Ham, but this was still a good story, short and sweet. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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