Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Illustrated by: Matthew Forsythe
For Ages: 4 - 8
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.
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.

“These monkeys are a RIOT! And their books are funny, too!” —Ame Dyckman
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • ISBN 9781442435827 | 
  • August 2013 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness.

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About the Author

Adam Lehrhaupt
Photograph by Steffen Thalemann

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 AdamLehrhaupt.com.