Thursday, October 27, 2016

I WILL NOT EAT YOU by Adam Lehrhaupt / Book Review

By: Adam Lehrhaupt 
Illustrated by: Scott Magoon
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: September 6, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | Amazon 
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Rating: 4.5 Owlets - We Really Enjoyed It
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

From the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! and beloved illustrator Scott Magoon comes a suspenseful and darkly funny new picture book about a creature who resists the urge to eat the animals that wander into his cave…at least for now! 

Theodore thinks everything is a potential meal. Lucky for the bird, wolf, and tiger, who pass by his cave, Theodore isn’t hungry…yet. But then something new approaches. A boy. Has Theodore found a new favorite food? Or something more?

What happens when a young boy, who's not afraid of anything, wanders into the cave of a dragon? Thankfully this dragon is more amused than hungry when it comes to the boy. Sure, he's had a few animals stop by his cave, but each time he scared them away, because he wasn't hungry. Now he's starting to get hungry. When the young boy, who shows no fear arrives, a game of chase ensures, and a lot of laughter. 

This is a fantastic read aloud. We loved the theme of friendship, animals, and dragons. With animals, friendship, courage, and laughter, there's no shortage of things that can be emphasized, and animal sounds that can be made, while reading this book out loud. It definitely makes for a great story time read. 

We really enjoyed this book. It's well written and beautifully illustrated. We loved the illustrations. Parents may snicker about the slightly darker twist at the end of this fun story. This is a book I'd recommend picking up! 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~