Adam Lehrhaupt

Adam Lehrhaupt’s first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, received the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and a Huffington Post Notable Book. School Library Journal called it, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” He is also the author of Please, Open This Book!, which was named a Wanda Gag Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book. Adam has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, sons, and two bizarre dogs. Visit him online at

Books by this Author

I Don't Draw, I Color!
I Will Not Eat You
Please, Open This Book!
Warning: Do Not Open This Book!


'Please, Open this Book!' by Adam Lehrhaupt

They told you, but you just couldn’t listen, could you? So the creators of 'Warning: Do Not Open This Book!' (Adam Lehrhaupt and Matt Forsythe) are back with a zany monkey crew, and they need your help!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

18 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
NOV 17

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Create as much as possible, love deeply, and enjoy every moment.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Battle mage.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failing my children.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Either Bora Bora, or Lake Tahoe. It depends on the season.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say 'like' a lot. Also, I add a lot of commas that don't need to be there. For instance, that one.

Adam Lehrhaupt on the Web