This Book Is Not a Present (Hardcover)

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This Book Is Not a Present (Hardcover)

By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)


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It seems like a weird thing to say, but this is the perfect book for both kids who do and do not
love books as presents.

— Emily

A hilarious picture book companion to I Don't Want to Read This Book by actor Max Greenfield.

We all know kids who carry a book everywhere they go. Kids who can't stop reading, even if it's long after bedtime. Kids who love nothing more than sitting quietly in the corner, turning page after page...
This book is a love letter to all the other kids. The ones who wouldn't dream of asking for a book as a present. The ones who unwrap the box hoping to find anything—a dog, a skateboard, even socks—besides a book.
Packed with clever, fourth-wall-breaking gags from Max Greenfield (New Girl) and eye-popping art from New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery, this ideal read-aloud may not wag its tail or come with wheels, but it's sure to have even the most reluctant bibliophiles laughing all the way to the end.
Max Greenfield is a New York–born actor who is best known for being interrupted by his two beautiful children, Lilly and Ozzie, as he writes this bio. Max tries to tell them that this is important and to please leave him alone, but neither child believes this, as they are certain that Mommy is the one with more important things to do and Daddy just acts silly on TV sometimes. He is the author of I Don't Want to Read This Book. Follow him on Instagram @iammaxgreenfield.


Mike Lowery is an author and New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on dozens of books for kids. Some of his favoirites are The Gingerbread Man is Lost series by Laura Murray and the Everything Awesome series which he also wrote. He likes to collect weird facts and other bits of knowledge and he draws them every morning in his sketchbook. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two kids. You can visit Mike at and follow him on Instagram @mikelowerystudio.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593462362
ISBN-10: 059346236X
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English
Praise for This Book Is Not a Present:

“Rollicking good humor and the celebrity shine of the first book will ensure that this book is requested over and over again.” —School Library Journal

“Joke-filled . . . Boisterous . . . Goofy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With cartoon-like graphics and bold typography, this book will get a laugh out of reluctant readers!” —Brightly