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Thursday 1 July 2021

Review: This is Not a Book!

Do you know what a book is? Our young protagonist does, and she’s convinced this is absolutely not a book.

She knows because books have characters and she’s not a character. She’s real!
Plus, books have events that happen and nothing is happening, except…

Then it does.

Mermaids, hungry lions, pirates... what is going on?

This is Not a Book! is a fabulous meta-fiction picture book that explores what a book is and isn’t. It explores characters, setting, plot, action, story problems and story solutions in a fun and entertaining way as the main character tries to prove she is not in a book, even as the story starts to unfold around her.

This is a brilliant look at what makes a story and would be a great book for classrooms to read and explore together. It goes through all the key elements of story and what’s needed to made a great book.

With funky and colourful illustrations, each turn of the page is engaging and fun. There are loads of details to explore and heaps of comedy packed into both the text and the illustrations.

Title: This is Not a Book!
Author: Kellie Byrnes
Illustrator: Aśka
Publisher: EK Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 16 June 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925820508
For ages: 4 - 6
Type: Picture Book