Book Review: Please Open This Book by Adam Lehrhaupt and Matthew Forsythe

Please Open This Book is a picturebook written by Adam Lehrhaupt and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. This interactive book is one that breaks down the wall between the reader and the characters on the page. All books are made to be opened. But, guess what? Someone closed this book and the critters inside it need your help. All you need to do is open it. You can do that. Can't you?


Please Open This Book isa fun picturebook that features wonderful illustrations of animals that have been trapped inside the book when someone closed it. The closing caused damage, and left the creatures in the dark. They spend the pages explaining this and urging readers to keep the book open, even offering rewards for doing so. The illustrations are simply wonderful, and really make this book. The concept has been done before, many times before, and sometimes better. However, this is still a fun read and will entertain and delight many young readers.



Please Open This Book is a good book for storytime sharing and with children that need interactive books to hold their attention. It is not the best book of its type available, but it is well illustrated and will entertain the target audience.

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