This Is Not That Kind of Book (Hardcover)

By Christopher Healy, Ben Mantle (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780525580294, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

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Library Binding (10/15/2019)

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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!


About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HEALY held numerous other jobs before becoming a children's book author, including actor, ad copywriter, toy-store display designer, fact-checker, dishwasher, journalist, costume maker, video-game reviewer, and haunted-house zombie (though not in that order). He is the author of the popular Hero's Guide series, and lives in New Jersey with his wife, their two children, and a dog named Duncan.

BEN MANTLE has most recently been working as a children's book illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton, England. He also produces screen prints and digital artwork for exhibitions. Ben has illustrated numerous picture books, including the popular books Five Little Pumpkins and There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight.


Praise For This Is Not That Kind of Book

"Cleverly meta and totally fun, with a spoonful of (almost tongue-in-cheek) morals thrown in." —Kirkus Reviews

“Children may enjoy the playful art with characters jumping in and out of the story, and they may look at literary genres with fresh eyes.”  —Bulletin