This Is Not That Kind of Book
by Christopher Healy, Ben Mantle
Published October 15th 2019
Hardcover, 32 pages
by Random House Books for Young Readers
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!
This has become my two year old’s go to book. She loves to sit down and read it aloud. There is a jumble of all kinds of characters: fairy tale, robot, alphabet. Our favorite is the hedgehog at school. While there is not continuity, or a linear message, my child loved it. In then end, all work together.
About the Author
Christopher Healy is the author of the Hero’s Guide trilogy: The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, and The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw. The series is a comedic adventure that follows the exploits of four different Prince Charmings in the aftermath of their not-quite-accurate fairy-tale fame. Published by Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. A film version is currently in development at Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.
Chris lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a dog named Duncan. Visit him at ChristopherHealy.com. And learn more about the Hero’s Guide universe at OfficialHerosGuide.com.