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Please, open this book! by Adam Lehrhaupt

Please, open this book! (edition 2014)

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator.)

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The monkeys, apes, and other animals appearing in a book, excited to be "saved" when someone opens the book to being reading it, they soon beg the reader not to close them in again.
Title:Please, open this book!
Authors:Adam Lehrhaupt
Other authors:Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator.)
Info:New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.
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Please, Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt


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This book is super dark! When you open this book, you find a troupe of animals thankful you've saved them from being trapped. They are trying to repair the damage caused by the last person to read the book, who had the audacity to CLOSE THE BOOK! Eventually, of course, all good things must come to an end. The book ends with the animals begging and pleading for their lives, as you close the book mercilessly. You monster. Fun read. ( )
  S_Trevor | Jun 11, 2017 |
critters trapped in a book ... ( )
  melodyreads | Feb 21, 2017 |
This book takes the reader through an interactive journey, in which they discover the amazing things that happen when you decide to go against the cover and open the book! ( )
  danimeineke | Nov 24, 2016 |
In this follow-up to his meta-fictional picture-book debut, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, in which the narrator warns the reader of the dangers posed by monkeys, toucans and an alligator if they open the book, Adam Lehrhaupt once again depicts those various creatures, who are now begging the reader not to close the book they are holding. They show the damage done - monkeys in the dark, an injured alligator, an almost ruined banana - by the reader's last 'visit' with them, and continue to advise her not to be a 'book closer...'

I enjoyed Please, Open This Book!, appreciating the way in which Lehrhaupt once again involves his young readers and listeners in a world of imaginative play through his narrative. I didn't find it quite as appealing as the first (so often the case, with sequels), but it was still quite entertaining. Matthew Forythe's illustrations, created digitally, are just as engaging here as in the first title. I liked the use of the rear cover, both under and upon the dust-jacket, as the final page of the story. Recommended to anyone who enjoyed the first outing with these characters, or who likes meta-fictional picture-books. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | May 29, 2016 |
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The monkeys, apes, and other animals appearing in a book, excited to be "saved" when someone opens the book to being reading it, they soon beg the reader not to close them in again.

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They told you, but you just couldn't listen so the creators of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! are back with a zany monkey crew, and they need your help! 
In Warning, Do Not Open This Book!, which School Library Journal called more fun than a barrel of monkeys, turning pages meant increased chaos and delight. Now the tables have turned, and opening the book is the only way to save the group of monkeys who are trapped between its pages. This irresistibly entertaining rescue effort puts power in the hands of the page-turner, and giggles into everyone!"
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