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Title:
This is a serious book / by Jodie Parachini ; illustrated by Daniel Rieley.
ISBN:
9780062470522
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2016

©2016
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
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Summary

Summary

This is a very serious book. Nothing silly is allowed. There are no funny faces, no clowns, and definitely no shenanigans. A serious book is always respectful, and, of course, is always in black and white. But wait! Who's this? Zebra might be black and white, but he is NOT serious. And he and his friends are ruining the book with their antics, parades, and parties!

This funny and irreverent book that pits its narrator against its characters in a hilarious way invites reader participation and encourages kids to think about writing their own books and stories--just as donkey does here in the end. A joyful page-turner of a book that celebrates writing and creativity and will appeal to fans of The Book With No Pictures.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Everything in this book is thoughtful, proper, respectable, and, of course, very, very serious," insists an omniscient narrator. Not so, according to the prim-looking animals enlisted to model serious behavior: as pages are turned, their antics appropriate more and more space until finally it's party time. When the narrator capitulates ("I give up"), readers and listeners will feel victorious as well as satisfied. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.