Stop Reading This Book by Caroline FernandezStop Reading This Book by Caroline Fernandez

Stop Reading This Book

byCaroline FernandezPhotographerShannon O'Toole

Paperback | October 1, 2019

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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.
Caroline Fernandez is a kidlit author, parenting blogger, 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 ...
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Title:Stop Reading This BookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:36 pages, 8.5 × 11.02 × 0.12 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 11.02 × 0.12 inPublished:October 1, 2019Publisher:Common Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988761417

ISBN - 13:9781988761411

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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.

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RecommendedExcerpt: ONCE UPON A ...WAIT.YOU? NOT YOU!IT IS MY DUTY TO PROTECT THE PAGES OFTHIS BOOK FROM TROUBLEMAKERS LIKE YOU.STOP READING THIS BOOK.IS SOMEONE HELPING YOU READ THIS BOOK? ASKTHEM TO STOP RIGHT NOW, PLEASE AND THANK YOU.THINK OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS YOU COULD BEDOING RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE INSTEAD OF READING.COUNTING PENCILS, LINING UP SHOES, FOLDING UNDERWEAR.THANK YOU FOR CLOSING -We've all likely heard of reluctant readers, but a book that is reluctant at being read!? Well, that's the case in Stop Reading This Book! as the book repeatedly attempts to get you to abandon reading it. The above excerpt is the text from the book's opening two pages. As the book opens with the familiar story introduction, it recognizes its reader, you, as being a former troublemaker, and so it begins its efforts at dissuading you from continuing. You, of course, don't, and so the book threatens you, a villain, with meeting heroes in its pages, the book's logic being:HEROES ARE BRAVE AND SMART. AND YOU?WELL, YOU'RE THE OPPOSITE OF A HEROAREN'T YOU?When the appearance of heroes doesn't work, and after providing you with guidance on how to turn the pages back to the beginning "and pretend you didn't start reading", the book tries other approaches. In the event you are being read-to by someone, the book even addresses that individual.Dear person who is helping toread this book,strong>STOP HELPINGThis book is notfor hooligans!Yours truly,This book.When the book posits the idea that your continued reading may be because you find the text too easy, it increases the reading difficulty level via a number of tongue twisters that are visually abetted by O'Toole's art. The book continues its efforts to cause you to abandon it, including fear, a challenge and a maze. Because you still do not stop, the book is forced into making a reassessment:YOU'RE NOT A TROUBLEMAKER AFTER ALL....I GUESS YOU CAN'T JUDGE A READER BY THEIR COVER!Despite the book's finally accepting you as its reader, it seemingly cannot prevent itself from still telling you not to read the closing list of 20 vocabulary words.A fun example of the use of reverse psychology to achieve a desired goal, Stop Reading This Book! will be grabbed up by reluctant and eager readers alike. Though the book is illustrated with O'Toole's comic style illustrations, the humour resides in Fernandez's delightful text and the book's imaginative design which incorporates various font sizes and reader directions. A worthy addition to home, school and public libraries.