This Book Is Not a Present (Hardcover)
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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.
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.
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 mikelowery.com and follow him on Instagram @mikelowerystudio.
“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