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This Is Not That Kind of Book

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This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it? This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it? This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another. Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here's a picture book that can be anything you want it to be!


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This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it? This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it? This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another. Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here's a picture book that can be anything you want it to be!

30 review for This Is Not That Kind of Book

  1. 5 out of 5

    ☕️Kimberly

    Little Red Riding Hood, The Letter A, an apple, a robot, a hedgehog, a pirate and a detective all in the same story? What? That is exactly what you will find in This is Not That Kind of Book by Christopher Healy. Illustrated by Ben Mantle this silly story tells the tale of mixed up stories creating uncertainty, highlighting the unexpected, and perhaps exposing young minds to mixed genres. Princess Sophia laughed at all the wrongness of the story from the landscape to the unexpected. S Little Red Riding Hood, The Letter A, an apple, a robot, a hedgehog, a pirate and a detective all in the same story? What? That is exactly what you will find in This is Not That Kind of Book by Christopher Healy. Illustrated by Ben Mantle this silly story tells the tale of mixed up stories creating uncertainty, highlighting the unexpected, and perhaps exposing young minds to mixed genres. Princess Sophia laughed at all the wrongness of the story from the landscape to the unexpected. She was perplexed by a character’s stubbornness not to accept friends because they didn’t fit into her story. I was relieved when the character showed growed and friendships formed. While Clayton will be three in less than a month, the story was lost to him as it was a bit more complex. He however enjoyed the colorful illustrations and grew animated by his sister’s cries of, “What the heck is going on here?” This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    I'm not one to write book reviews with spoilers in them, so I won't start now. Enjoy!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    Check out the full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF BOOK is a humorous jaunt through book genres and classification with some messages about the necessity of expectation flexibility and friendship. The book starts out seeming like an alphabet book, before turning into a fairytale into a science fiction and then a classroom story with mystery, pirates, and joke book characters. In the end, it turns out that this is a book all of its own. The book features colorful, cartoo Check out the full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF BOOK is a humorous jaunt through book genres and classification with some messages about the necessity of expectation flexibility and friendship. The book starts out seeming like an alphabet book, before turning into a fairytale into a science fiction and then a classroom story with mystery, pirates, and joke book characters. In the end, it turns out that this is a book all of its own. The book features colorful, cartoonish characters with their own fun quirks that come together to create a uniquely adorable story. Much of the book is conveyed through dialogue with some overhead narration, making it a book that is better for older picture book readers who can follow along with who is speaking and also who can understand the comedy. Children will adore the apple who only says “I’m an apple!” but has particularly expressive facial expressions, and whose one phrase could thus convey those emotions as per Groot (for people familiar with The Guardians). There is also the letter A, who only says words which begin with A, and the young girl in a cape, who may be a superhero in sci-fi but is likely not as she is from fairytale books, and even the tenacious Hedgible T. Hedgehog, who is awaiting her new friends who she is sure will be other animals in people clothes. What I loved: The storyline is certainly giggle-worthy as the diverse characters appear and add their own charm. The plot will make little ones laugh as they explore different genres and types of characters, and as such, this is a great introduction into how stories are classified. The main lessons of the book are about teamwork and unlikely friends, as well as not being too quick to judge or make assumptions about a book (or a person/character, such as a person in person clothes or a letter or a robot), which are certainly universal lessons important to many situations. Children will love laughing along with the story and the many humorous situations. Final verdict: Ultimately, this is a charming and funny book that literally crosses literary genres and will certainly be enjoyed by preschoolers and young elementary schoolers. With many delightful characters, some important lessons, and a big dose of comedy, this picture book is a win! Please note that I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    “No one seemed to know exactly what kind of book this was. Or who belonged in it.” It’s starts with apple ... No, this is not an alphabet book. A girl in a red cape says it’s a fairy tale. Wait, what’s a robot doing in the woods? Maybe they aren’t in the woods after all. They are in the Gleep Glork Forest of Mars? Well, that can’t be a fairy tale. How did they get to a schoolhouse? Is this a friendship story? Hedgie T. Hedgehog thinks it is and she demands that all these characters le “No one seemed to know exactly what kind of book this was. Or who belonged in it.” It’s starts with apple ... No, this is not an alphabet book. A girl in a red cape says it’s a fairy tale. Wait, what’s a robot doing in the woods? Maybe they aren’t in the woods after all. They are in the Gleep Glork Forest of Mars? Well, that can’t be a fairy tale. How did they get to a schoolhouse? Is this a friendship story? Hedgie T. Hedgehog thinks it is and she demands that all these characters leave so her friends can show up. It’s going to take an act of bravery to figure out just who belongs in this story. Who will be up to the task. Every enjoyable.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another. Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here's a pic This clever alphabet book... Wait, that's not right. This original fairy tale... Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe--all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins off in another. Ever-changing illustrations keep pace with the rapid reversals, and the setting shifts with nearly every turn of the page. Truly inventive, here's a picture book that can be anything you want it to be!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Natalie (Natflix&Books)

    I love a good picture book every once in awhile. This follows an eclectic bunch of characters trying to figure out exactly WHAT type of book they are in since none of them seem to go together. Fun, cute, and original.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ms Threlkeld

    Fun way to introduce the concept of genre to kids.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Miss Sarah

    The characters is a story can't seem to figure out what the story they are in is about. Elementary and up. Lots of speech bubbles.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Neha Thakkar

    Would be great to explain genres and/or sections in the library, and learn more about hybrid books (fic/nonfic) where students are often confused. Great story, with all the "kinds" of books.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debby Baumgartner

  11. 5 out of 5

    Steven Copp

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dancingdiva

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dylan Teut

  16. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  17. 4 out of 5

    Linda Atkinson

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christine Stamper

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mary Hamer

  22. 5 out of 5

    Valetta Cannon

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mindy

  24. 5 out of 5

    Steph

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katy

  26. 5 out of 5

    L.M. Ransom

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jolynn

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  29. 4 out of 5

    Hillary Dillon

  30. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne G

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