Don't Read This Book!
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Don't Read This Book!


The King is about to star in a brand new story but - wait a minute! What's this? The story has disappeared! You'd better go and do something else instead...What? You're still here? Well, then you'll see the King frantically galloping through Storyland to piece together the fragments of his story, with some very unlikely interventions (and help) and some very familiar faces doing some very unfamiliar things.And look out for the pea. He's the real star of this show!

Title:Don't Read This Book!
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Don't Read This Book! Reviews

  • Papia Sultana
    Jan 20, 2013

    The catchy title of this book instantly makes you want to the book because it warns you NOT to read it and this makes the reader excited and curious and want to discover WHY???!!!! The book is about a...

  • Picture the book
    Apr 02, 2013

    I really love books that play with the convention. Mixing up fairy-tales, seeing the story from a different perspective, pushing well known characters into very unfamiliar and uncomfortable scenarios ...

  • Rebecca
    Jun 09, 2015

    The king breaks the 4th wall to yell at the reader in this fractured fairytale in which the writer tries to piece together the ending of an unknown story with bits of known ones. I really wanted this ...

  • Anna Baize
    Feb 15, 2015

    This very original postmodern picture book by Jill Lewis follows the stork of a King, the interruptive narrator, and his story writer as they try to write the story of the princess and the pea. They t...

  • Sarah W
    Apr 07, 2011

    This title joins a small flock of books where the story isn't done or gets out of control. Similar themed books include Chester's Masterpiece, The Plot Chickens, and An Undone Fairy Tale. In this volu...

  • Kristi Bernard
    Sep 11, 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 st...

  • Angie
    Jul 17, 2012

    Maybe a two point five. It's not that I hated it. It's kind of cute.I'm all for breaking the fourth wall and having characters talk to the readers. Hello, We are in a Book!, The Monster at the End of ...

  • Allison Nagel
    Oct 21, 2014

    If I were rating this book based on my reading enjoyment: 2 stars. My 7-year-old son's rating: 4 starsThe pictures are bright and unique. The title jumps off the cover and generates interest.The conte...

  • Jill
    May 26, 2011

    Don't read this book. Really. Don't read it. Or the king will throw you in the dungeon. Really. It says so right here. (page marked w/ sticky note.)Above is book-talk and then I had all the kids yelli...

  • Clarissa
    Jan 28, 2015

    The story writer has lost his notes and only has half of the title for the book he was going to write. The King tells the reader not to read the book. He and the writer spend the rest of the book feel...