Stop Reading This Book
-- by Caroline Fernandez
"A worthy addition to home, school and public libraries." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Here’s an idea...turn the left page.
That way, you can go back to the beginning, close the book, and pretend you didn’t start reading this book.
It would be like going back in time...give it a try...
This heart-warming picture book urges children to read using comedy and contradiction.
Who is the villain—the reader or the book? In this story, the book itself perceives the reader as a mischief-maker and tries to protect its pages.
It is a story of a book judging a reader by their “cover.” In turning pages, the reader becomes the hero of their own story overcoming the challenges the book puts up to roadblock reading.
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.
The book is also available in hard cover.
About the Author
Caroline Fernandez is a kidlit author, and social media enthusiast. She is the author of two bestselling books, Boredom Busters: Over 50 Awesome Activities for Children Aged 7 years + (Cico Books, 2014 2016 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book) and More Boredom Busters: Over 50 Awesome Activities for Children Aged 7 years + (Cico Books, 2015).
On social media, follow Caroline: @ParentClub. Caroline lives, writes, and bakes in Toronto, ON.
About the Illustrator
Shannon O’Toole is a Toronto based illustrator, painter and elementary school teacher. Her playful illustration work is inspired by the unique and humorous characters in her life. Aside from illustrating books for children, Shannon has exhibited her artwork in galleries across Ontario. When she is not drawing, Shannon can be found curled up with her dog, Edgar watching old movies. You can visit her online at www.shannonotooleart.com or follow her on Instagram @shannonotooleart