Thursday, April 30, 2015

Do Not Open This Book (Michaela Muntean)

Do Not Open This Book
Michaela Muntean, illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre
Scholastic Press
Fiction, YA Picture Book
**** (Good)

DESCRIPTION: Wait! Stop! Don't open this book - it hasn't even been written yet! A writer struggles to finish the story while a persistent reader insists on turning the pages.

REVIEW: Another quick read during a slowdown at work, I found this one amusing. The would-be writer struggles to come up with an idea (with a number of how-to-write books lying in the background) and put words in order, but every time the page turns something gets messed up. Eventually, the writer must learn to cooperate with the stubborn reader, in the process discovering that, without readers, a story wouldn't exist. The pictures are simple and fun.

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