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Open Up, Please!

A Minibombo Book

Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici


List Price: 14.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Lift the flaps to set the animals free! But whatever you do, stay away from the brown box, please.

Look at that little hamster in a cage, and the other animals, too—a bunny, a squirrel, a bird, a frog, and even a porcupine. All of these little animals want to play outside! Luckily, you, the reader, are in charge of the keys and have only to open the cages to make these critters happy. But wait—what’s in that box that you’re not supposed to touch? Uh-oh.

Praise For Open Up, Please!: A Minibombo Book

Good for sparking discussions about unintended consequences.
—Kirkus Reviews

Whether readers find this small, understated book amusing or upsetting will vary, but it will likely generate strong reactions and interesting conversations.
—School Library Journal

Candlewick, 9780763690373, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

About the Author

Silvia Borando works as a visual designer for Studio Tiwi, where she loves to explore her great passion for color. She also heads up minibombo, a children’s publishing house based in Italy that brings together a love of stories, illustration, and interactivity to create innovative graphic picture books. She lives in Italy.

Lorenzo Clerici creates videos and animations for Studio Tiwi and is Silvia Borando’s right-hand man in the running of minibombo. He lives in Italy.