Books and Library

This Is Not That Kind of Book By Christopher Healy

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Back of Book:
This clever alphabet book… Wait, that’s not right. This original fairy tale… Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe–all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another.
My Review:
I was sent a copy of this picture book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.
This story is the perfect example of never judging a book by its cover or title. The book follows several characters from different genres as they work together to try to figure out what type of book they are in. The text will have readers laughing out loud as they  follow the confused characters throughout the story. The speech bubbles allow readers to follow the characters throughout the story.  I loved the message of friendship and inclusion that is presented within the text. The story shows readers that people with different ideas can still be friends. The illustrations by Ben Mantle are fun and colorful. This is a fantastic story to use as a read-aloud in the classroom. It is also a great introduction to the different classifications of books.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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