I Don't Want to Read This Book (Hardcover)
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From actor Max Greenfield (fan-favorite “Schmidt” from television’s New Girl) comes a hilarious picture book for every child who thinks they don't like to read books (and all the kids—and grownups—who do).
Words, sentences, and even worse, paragraphs fill up books. Ugh! So what's a reluctant reader to do? Actor Max Greenfield (New Girl) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery bring the energy and laugh-out-loud fun out for every child (and parent) who thinks they don’t want to read a book. Joining the ranks of favorites like The Book With No Pictures and The Serious Goose, this clever and playful read-aloud breaks the fourth wall and will have all readers coming back for laughs again and again!
About the Author
Max Greenfield is a New York–born actor who is best known for being interrupted by his two beautiful children, Lilly and Ozzie, as he writes this bio. Max tries to tell them that this is important and to please leave him alone, but neither child believes this, as Mommy is the one with the career and Daddy just acts silly on TV sometimes.
Mike Lowery is an author and New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on dozens of books for kids. Some of his favoirites are The Gingerbread Man is Lost series by Laura Murray and the Everything Awesome series which he also wrote. He likes to collect weird facts and other bits of knowledge and he draws them every morning in his sketchbook. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.
Praise for I Don't Want to Read This Book:
“I Don't Want to Read This Book . . . is in the same family as books like The Book With No Pictures and The Serious Goose. A funny read-aloud, it breaks the fourth wall and engages young readers who are normally reluctant to pick up a book.” —People.com
“This satirical picture book . . . hilariously lists all the things he’d rather be doing than actually reading this book.” —Variety
“Hilarious and thoughtful.” —Parents Magazine
“Invites reluctant readers on a wry, irreverent adventure, with exuberant drawings and graphics, and lots of winks to kids who will wink back.” —Romper
“Greenfield's irreverent text demolishes the fourth wall, and Lowery's peppy pencil and digital-media renderings of his words have a vibe reminiscent of a child's journal, with doodle-style drawings accenting his dynamic renditions of Greenfield's words. For avid and reluctant readers alike, this tongue-in-cheek, metafictive send-up of reading as a chore is delightfully unlikely to live up to its title.” —Shelf Awareness
“Genuinely funny . . . A feisty manifesto and appealing visual experience.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Silly, funny, and visually appealing, this work will appeal to reluctant and avid readers . . . A great classroom read-aloud bound to make listeners join in the fun.” —School Library Journal
“Colorfully eye-catching and visually compelling.” —Publishers Weekly
“Perfect for reluctant and avid readers alike, I Don’t Want to Read This Book will have kids cracking up on every page.” —Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy