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Lehrhaupt, Adam

Please, Open This Book!

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. The winning team behind Warning: Do Not Open This Book! follows up--contrarily--with this meta amusement featuring animals desperate to discourage readers from closing the book ("You turned another page! Don't you know what will happen?...We'll be trapped..."). The execution is impeccable, from the retro-style scold "Don't be a book closer" to the spry art on black pages reinforcing the mock-fatalistic mood.

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