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This Is A Serious Book

byJodie ParachiniIllustratorDaniel Rieley

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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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.

Title:This Is A Serious BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.75 × 9.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062470523

ISBN - 13:9780062470522


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny This is an entertaining and funny read for children.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Silly is Fun Children will laugh along with Donkey as he describes what is silly and what is serious. When he is joined by other animals that just can’t follow the rules, he decides it’s easier to give in. Good fun for ages four to six.
Date published: 2016-10-06

Editorial Reviews

“This is a great read-aloud that a storyteller can really play up; the statements are short, the narration builds up, and there is lots to laugh at. ...A seriously silly book brimming with opportunities for actively engaging storytime attendees.”