I grew up on Sesame Street's There's a Monster at the End of this Book! in which Elmo begs you (the reader) not to turn each page, because it gets you closer to the end...where the monster is! Warning: Do Not Open This Book is a worthy successor -- both in that I still had that same small thrill by "rebelling" against the narrator and brazenly turning each page, despite the hand-wringing and head-shaking I imagined to be causing. The tongue-in-cheek message about all the potential danger and chaos books wreak make this book a perfect pick for Banned Book celebrations. But the clever, interactive ending, the ridiculously cute slow loris, and mischievous-looking monkeys make this title stand out. WAY OUT.
— From WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK!
An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA Huffington Post Notable Book CAUTION This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness. You really shouldn't be opening this book.I'm serious.Just put it back on the shelf.Right...now.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 Lehrhaupt urges you NOT to take a walk on the wild side in this humorous, interactive romp with inventive and engaging illustrations from Eisner Award-winning comic artist and rising star children's book illustrator Matthew Forsythe. Warning: Do Not Open This Book?
won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor award and was a 2013 Huffington Post Best Picture Book honorable mention and an ALA Notable Children's Book.
This quirky, subversive creation begs to be enjoyed again and again and again.
"These monkeys are a RIOT And their books are funny, too " --Ame Dyckman.