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"Conceptually radical . . . making the refreshing and contrarian case that words alone have sensory and imaginative vibrancy to spare."—Mark Levine, The New York Times Book Review

* "“This book may not have pictures, but it's sure to inspire lots of conversations—and laughs . . . A riotously fresh take on breaking the fourth wall.”"— Kirkus, starred review

"This book is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and it’s perfect for one-on-one sharing with a parent or caregiver. Expect requests for repeated readings."—School Library Journal

"Actor Novak’s expert sense of comic timing is on full display in his first picture book . . . sure to deliver big laughs."— Publishers Weekly

"Listeners will be tickled by hearing adults say ridiculous things . . . The comic pacing and foolproof theatrics ensure a wild and silly trip through the pages for everyone."— The Horn Book

"This picture book with no pictures knows a thing or two about both books and kid-friendly comedy . . . Once children get the joke, they'll want to play it on as many of their grownups as possible."— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Unlike any of the children's books you read growing up."— Bustle.com

"Will have little ones laughing and finding a new appreciation for words."— Entertainment Weekly

"A perfectly-pitched tool for parental humiliation and childish glee."— The Boston Globe 

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—The actor (and writer, producer, and director) has penned his first picture book, but can it be called a picture book when there are no pictures? Entering the field of unique interactive books begging to be opened, including Hervé Tullet's Press Here (Chronicle, 2011) and Adam Lehrhaupt's Warning: Do Not Open This Book! (S. & S., 2013), this title will instantly intrigue children. Upon opening the book, readers are drawn in ("Here is how books work: everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say. No matter what."). What follows is an uproariously raucous time, with readers being forced to utter nonsense words ("blork," "bluurf") and phrases that will have young listeners in stitches ("And my head is made of blueberry pizza."). Admittedly, there are no illustrations, but Novak has employed the use of various sizes of black typeface with expansive white space and color to highlight some of the text. This book is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and it's perfect for one-on-one sharing with a parent or caregiver. Expect requests for repeated readings.—Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA

Product details

  • File Size: 5889 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books; 1 edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00INIXTKE
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,890 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant book to encourage the beauty of reading and the magic of words
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really funny
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... and my children and I will always remember the fun we had while reading it for the first time
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for a child to feel that she is making her adult say silly stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The value of words
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book. My year one's love it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Daughter liked it way more than me, but it's ok.
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