You don’t want to read this fractured fairy tale. In fact, it tells you right on the cover, “Don’t Read This Book!”
The King doesn’t want you to read this book. He orders you no to because there is not story here. He calls his story writer to help him find the story that’s lost. And all the while he keeps telling you not to read the book.
This has to be one of the funniest, most unique, craziest books I’ve ever read. You have this egotistical king who is about to star in a brand new story, but the story has disappeared. So he calls on his story writer to find it. As they travel through Storyland, bumping into some familiar characters along the way, the King is also carrying on a conversation with the reader, insisting she not read the book.
Author Jill Lewis and illustrator Deborah Allwright have struck a winner with this one. Zany characters, silly yet stunning illustrations, and an engaging storyline are mixed together to provide a great reading experience.
All I could think of as I read this book for a second time is that I hope I don’t look half as ridiculous when I lose my temper as the King does when he’s screaming at the reader to stop reading. Of course, I probably do.
My little one got a big kick out of Don’t Read This Book! Even reluctant readers will want to take a peek at this book, even if it’s just because the book says not to.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂