This guy will do anything for you not to open this book!
Threats, bribes, reverse psychology – you name it!
Young readers will love doing everything they’re asked not to!
Most Australians would be familiar with Andy Lee – one half of Hamish & Andy – and this, his first foray into children’s books, is a fun-filled read that young readers everywhere will love.
I read this book to my class of 5-6 year olds and they loved nothing more than calling out ‘Turn the page!’ whenever they were told not to. There were giggles, full-on laughter and persuasive arguments as to why we should turn the page and keep on reading. At the end, there were cries for ‘Read it again!,’ which is always a sign of book that my students love.
Is it a work of children’s literature? Probably not. But it does sit in the same genre as The Book With No Pictures and This Is a Ball and is just as fun. If you’re looking for an enjoyable read for young children, I highly recommend it.
I gave Do Not Open This Book! 4 out of 5 stars.
title // Do Not Open This Book
author // Andy Lee
publisher // Lake Press
genre // Children’s Picturebook
publication date // September 2016
format // Hardback
rrp // AUD $19.99