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Do Not Eat the Game!

Matthew McElligott


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Library Binding (5/19/2020)


Learning to play by the rules has never been so much fun! This picture book told through a game board is the perfect read-along for family game nights.

To play this game, you will need a friend--but what if your friend is a monster? With each player's next turn, the competition is fierce, and the action spills off the game board. Learning how to play well with others--taking turns, playing fair, and being a good loser--has never been so fun or inventive. Win or lose, Do Not Eat the Game! will inspire readers to unplug and enjoy doing something fun together.

Praise For Do Not Eat the Game!

"By the amicable ending, readers have discovered the basics of fair play: abiding by the rules, waiting your turn, respecting your competitors, winning (and losing!) gracefully, and, per the titular mandate, abstaining from conspicuous consumption. This book requires two or more readers—the more participants, the merrier." —Kirkus Reviews

"Ultimately, this is a cleverly zany take on how difficult forming friendships can be." —Booklist

“Though the monsters are rowdy, they look ready to cuddle. . . . Viewers are sure to wish they could stampede around with their own monster friends.” —The Bulletin

Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781524767235, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

About the Author

Matthew McElligott is the author of many books for children, including the Mad Scientist Academy series, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, and the Benjamin Franklinstein series. He lives outside of Albany, New York, with his wife, their pets, and a bunch of friendly, colorful monsters who visit him at night to play games and tell him what to draw in his books.