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Do Not Open This Book
By Pascal Lemaitre (illustrator) and Michaela Muntean
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date March 1, 2006
Pages 40
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780439698399
ISBN-10 0439698391
Dimensions 0.75 by 9.50 by 11.50 in.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
As Pig works diligently on his writing masterpiece, he begs his audience for quiet and privacy so he can finish his work, but readers will not be able to control themselves as each turn of the page proves to be a comical disruption. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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.


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School and Library
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from Scholastic (March 1, 2006)
9780439698399 | details & prices | 40 pages | 9.50 × 11.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.95 lbs | List price $17.99
About: As Pig tries to write a book, he chastises the reader who keeps interrupting him by turning the pages.

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