Do Not Open This Book by Michaela Muntean

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In the spirit of the bestselling classics DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! and THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK comes a riotously funny, interactive picture book from a hot new team.

"Excuse me, but who do you think you are, opening this book when the cover clearly says, DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK? The reason you weren't supposed to open this book is because it is not yet written!...You think it's easy to put words together? Hah! Now go away--I need time to think."
So begins Pig's valiant attempt to pen his masterpiece. But he is constantly interrupted by the reader who is seduced at every turn into foiling his efforts ("please go away" "please do not turn the page")--until at last we reach the final page & discover that together, Pig & the reader have indeed created a book.

About Michaela Muntean

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Michaela Muntean is the author of DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK. Shelives in Shelter Island, New York, with her husband.K.C. Bailey is a photographer who specializes in images for film, shooting for Columbia Pictures, Universal Studios, MGM, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. She lives in New York City with her husband, cinematographer Steve Kazmierski, and their pound puppy, Finney.Steve Kazmierski is a cinematographer with two decades of experience in features, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. His work has been featured at film festivals around the world. He is currently working on a four-part PBS documentary series, CIRCUS, which explores the rich life and history behind the Big Apple Circus, due to air in fall 2010.
Published January 1, 2006 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A determined pig scolds readers for interfering with the creative process as he labors to write a story.

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Reverse psychology drives this voice-bubble monologue, whose curmudgeonly narrator—a pink pig in a purple stocking cap—implores readers not to turn the pages.

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When I was a kid, and later, a father, there was one book that was always a favorite one to read: a Sesame Street "Little Golden Book" starring Grover, called The Monster at the End of this Book.

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