Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Illustrated by: Matthew Forsythe
For Ages: 4 - 8
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CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness.

You really shouldn’t be opening this book.

I’m serious.

Just put it back on the shelf.

Right...now.

You’re still reading this?

Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you...

It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out...madness and mayhem lie within! Debut author Adam Lehrhaupt urges you NOT to take a walk on the wild side in this humorous, interactive romp with inventive and engaging illustrations from Eisner Award–winning comic artist and rising star children’s book illustrator Matthew Forsythe. Warning: Do Not Open This Book? won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor award and was a 2013 Huffington Post Best Picture Book honorable mention and an ALA Notable Children’s Book.

This quirky, subversive creation begs to be enjoyed again and again and again.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442435827 | 
  • August 2013 | 
  • Grades P - 3

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WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK

CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness.

About the Author

Adam Lehrhaupt
Photograph by Steffen Thalemann

Adam Lehrhaupt

Adam Lehrhaupt’s first book Warning: Do Not Open This Book! illustrated by Matt Forsythe, was an E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, was published in four countries, and received much praise. He is also the author of Please, Open This Book! Adam has travelled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He firmly believes that opening a book is a good thing. Adam currently lives near Philadelphia with this wife and two sons, where he spends his days writing and visiting schools. You can visit him on the web at AdamLehrhaupt.com.

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