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Don't Read This Book!
by Jill Lewis and Deborah Allwright


Overview - 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 as he pieces together the fragments of his story.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 as he pieces together the fragments of his story. Along the way, readers will find some very familiar faces doing some very unfamiliar things in this brilliant twist on "The Princess and the Pea." Don't miss this book!

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781589250949
  • ISBN-10: 158925094X
  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Snappy dialogue drives this fairy tale parody about a hapless royal story writer who's lost his notes and a self-important king who--in the tradition of The Monster at the End of This Book and Do Not Open This Book!--tries to dissuade would-be readers: "If you turn one more page of this book I will throw you in the dungeon!" The writer scrambles to reconstruct his story (it's about a princess, a pea, and 15 mattresses), while the king tries to guess the title ("Was it The Princess and the Incredibly Handsome King?... Was it The Princess and the Amazingly Wise King?"). Fairy tale characters have walk-ons throughout ("Er... my, my, Your Majesty... What a big crown you have..." says a "thoroughly confused" wolf, dressed up like Red Riding Hood's grandmother). Allwright carries through the under-construction theme with pages laid out on graph paper and digital scraps that peel back to reveal additional story elements; she draws the characters with a friendly retro touch. Lewis handles her no-story story with sparkle, and children will enjoy the feeling of having avoided the king's wrath. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)

 
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