I Will Not Eat You by Adam LehrhauptI Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt

I Will Not Eat You

byAdam LehrhauptIllustratorScott Magoon

Picture Books | September 6, 2016

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“Magoon’s exuberant art recalls classic characters, most particularly Max in his wolf suit…Fanciful pretend play for the dragon-slaying preschooler.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The dark color palette and mischievous nature of the text are reminiscent of Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back (2011)—albeit with a different final outcome.” —Booklist

From the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! and beloved illustrator Scott Magoon comes a suspenseful and darkly funny new picture book about a creature who resists the urge to eat the animals that wander into his cave…at least for now!

Theodore thinks everything is a potential meal. Lucky for the bird, wolf, and tiger, who pass by his cave, Theodore isn’t hungry…yet. But then something new approaches. A boy. Has Theodore found a new favorite food? Or something more?
Scott Magoon has illustrated numerous children's books including Spoon by Amy Rosenthal Krouse; Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau; Hugo and Miles in I've Painted Everything, and The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating, by A.W. Flaherty.
Title:I Will Not Eat YouFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.75 × 8.75 × 0.4 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1481429337

ISBN - 13:9781481429337


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A fun read aloud The lucky creatures that wander past dragon’s cave escape without being his dinner. When he does decide he is hungry enough he meets a boy who is more fun to play with than eat. A great and suspenseful read aloud that ends in laughter. New readers will be able to read this themselves, while younger children ages four and up will ask to have this read over and over.
Date published: 2016-10-14

Editorial Reviews

Smartly designed, the book features bold digital illustrations full of amusing characters and suspense. For much of the book, only Theodore’s eyes shine out of the cave’s darkness, but they convey everything readers need to know to catch the spirit of the story. As the well-paced, entertaining tale unfolds, the seasons quietly change in the background, and the endpapers show the meaningful transformation of the gray leafless area surrounding Theodore’s cave into a lush and colorful landscape—a metaphor for Theodore’s own blossoming through friendship