The First Page: Stop Reading This Book!

Welcome to the inaugural The First Page post!


The first page of a book often gets scrutinised more than the cover. In fact, many judge a book by the first page rather than the cover! Within the publishing world, the first page, or first lines even, could make or break the prospect of a contract. At that stage of the publishing process there is no beautiful cover to visualise the book’s premise yet.


In these series of posts, we will be featuring first pages of our brilliant authors, who write for a delightfully discerning audience, kids.


STOP READING THIS BOOK! written by Caroline Fernandez, illustrated by Shannon O’Toole




Stop Reading This Book! introduces young readers to book elements like protagonists, antagonists, conflict, and resolution and showcases themes of child empowerment, judgment and misjudgment, marginalization and inclusivity, and persistence.

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