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G. P. Putnam's Sons


New York, New York, United States of America

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Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews


In I Don’t Want to Read This Book, the author pretends the reader is the speaker, explaining why “I” am not enjoying the story. While the concept is humorous, parents are unlikely to find it to encourage their children’s interest in reading. Although Greenfield dedicates the book to children who don’t like to read, it focuses on cultivating the frustrated narrative of a reader who knows what to expect in books and never enjoys it. While children who love to read may appreciate the concept, those who do not are unlikely to find the book appealing. However, the graphics are visually interesting and force the reader to interact with the words and the drawings. It is reminiscent of The Monster at the End of This Book, so if your child enjoyed Grover and Elmo in that story, they will likely enjoy I Don’t Want to Read This Book. Optional Hannah Smith, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville Library



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Review of <em>I Don't Want to Read This Book</em> by Max Greenfield

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