The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read

The Book That Did Not Want to Be Read

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Publisher's Synopsis

The bestselling Swedish children's book of 2020, translated by B. J. Woodstein, with graphic design by Alexis Holmqvist


Stop what you're doing! Don't you know that this book does NOT want to be read? Not now and not ever.

Because if this book is read all kinds of strange and magical things might happen. Silly things and secret things... Alligators might appear, the book might try to fly away, and before you know it you'll be having all kinds of unexpected fun. How AWFUL.

Don't let this book be read. You're not prepared.

Or are you?

Our Booksellers Say...

"I love books that know they're books! This picture book is sure to be a classic as it breaks down the fourth wall and tempts you to read it in the best way possible. The illustrations are equally as intirguing and it's hard to see this not becoming a bedtime favourite."

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241539927
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint: Puffin
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 839.738
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 36 unnumbered
Weight: 294g
Height: 201mm
Width: 247mm
Spine width: 11mm