Comments on: Book of the Week: Warning: Do Not Open This Book http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Karen Smullen http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-769850 Karen Smullen Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:57:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-769850 The Monster At The End of This Book was a huge favorite with my boys and now my grandaughter has become a fan, squealing with laughter! … amazing what a picture book can do, a great use of a the medium.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766501 Amy Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:47:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766501 We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems. The best broken fourth wall ever.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766061 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:53:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766061 Yes, I had forgotten about those! I love books that slow us down and ask us to study all of their teensy intricacies.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766060 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:53:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766060 If you liked Harold and the Purple Crayon, you’ll LOVE Journey by Aaron Becker! (And yes to Press Here! Brilliant!)

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766059 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:52:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766059 Thanks for reminding me about the Jolly Postman! I bought The Jolly Pocket Postman – in college. Destined to be a picture book girl as a young adult!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766056 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:44:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766056 Oh, yes! I forgot about that Oliver Jeffers – those bite marks are brilliant!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766055 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:44:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766055 You’ll love it!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766053 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:43:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766053 Oh, that Pigeon. He IS a riot!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-766052 Carter Higgins Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:42:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-766052 I love that page with the chains! So funny.

And yes! Drew Daywalt is actually a friend of mine, can you believe it?! He’s on my list, so stay tuned!

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By: megwrites http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765895 megwrites Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:05:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765895 This looks like so much fun!
I second the recommendation for The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg–one of my and my kids’ favorites. It’s about a postman delivering letters in a sort fairy tale/mother goose land, and each letter is included in an envelope on the page. Not sure if it qualifies as metafiction, but its definitely interactive!

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By: Jess Lawson http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765758 Jess Lawson Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:45:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765758 This looks like a super fun one~ thanks for sharing!

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By: Teresa http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765588 Teresa Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:40:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765588 we just discovered the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. So great!

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765076 Anna Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:59:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765076 This sounds like a good one. I suppose “Harold and the Purple Crayon” is actually metafiction too. Our son’s favorite interactive book is Herve Tullet’s “Press Here.”

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By: Tasha http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765041 Tasha Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:43:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765041 I have to get this for my niece and nephew! I saved the “Jolly Postman” series my son loved so much and have those for his children one day. I recall having a car trip and gave him the second of the series since the first was worn out…he enjoyed every detail! Each page has something to open up and read/do/look for…fun!

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By: Kendra http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765031 Kendra Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:18:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765031 My kids loved “Monster Munchies” by Laura Numeroff for that same thrill at the ending (“better close this book up tight before they chew on you!”), and “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers catches that metafiction feeling with the bite marks on the back cover.

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765030 Emily Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:15:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765030 The Monster at the End of this Book was always a huge favorite of the kids in my preschool classes, and one of my favorites as well! Cannot wait to check out this updated version!

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By: janae @ bring joy http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-765028 janae @ bring joy Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:13:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-765028 I love interactive books, & my kids do too. Two of their favorites are The Monster at the End of this Book, & Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Williams. It’s so fun for the kids to interact with the characters. They think it’s a riot.

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By: Connie http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-warning-do-not-open-this-book/comment-page-1/#comment-764992 Connie Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:11:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41789#comment-764992 I sure do remember The Monster At the End of this Book! Oh, That was classic. My heart soars when I see it on a child’s bookshelf. I’m jotting this one down to get my nieces for Christmas.

Have you ever read “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt? It’s so funny. I just heard it for the first time a couple weeks ago while visiting my brother in law’s family. It might be a good one to review here…

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