Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Book Is Red (Hardcover)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series.
This clever companion to This Is a Ball and Did You Take the B from My _ook? is the perfect read-aloud for the giggling masses who love Hervé Tullet's Press Here, Lane Smith's It's a Book!, and BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures.
The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time with children. In book 3, This Book Is Red, something is clearly bonkers when the narrator insists that frogs and penguins are obviously the same color as lobsters--and the claims get more outrageous from there. What is up with this nonsense? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.
About the Author
Beck Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids Crazy series and a mother, primary school teacher, and the creative director/owner of mybabymoments.com.au. She has worked extensively with children throughout her teaching career and in roles that include before-and-after school care center director, nanny, and youth and children's worker.
Matt Stanton is the co-creator of the Books That Drive Kids Crazy series and the co-creator of the bestselling Fart Monster picture book series, and has sold more than 100,000 copies of his books abroad. He is also the creative director of HarperCollinsPublishers Australia and New Zealand.
They live by the beach in Sydney with their daughter Bonnie and son Boston.
Praise for The Books That Drive Kids Crazy: This Book Is Red:
"A rollicking read for children and adults alike."—Kirkus Reviews
"More gleeful cognitive foolery from the creators of This Is a Ball and Did You Take the B from My _ook?....A storytime winner."—Booklist
Praise for Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: Did You Take the B from My _ook?:
"A winning bit of interactive silliness that offers insight into the way small changes can have big results where words are concerned."
Praise for Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Is a Ball:
"A string of narratorial mistakes...gives children a chance to gleefully correct the adult reading it aloud....Another metafictive storytime crowd-pleaser."
"Funny, clever, deliciously dry...this book encourages kids to think outside the square, and hopefully, somewhere deep in that unlimited subconscious, understand that what we see is all about perception. What a powerful thought."—Kids' Book Review (Australia)
"[The Book with No Pictures, Press Here, and Mix It Up] are international bestsellers and deservedly so, but closer to home we now have a book which is just as delightfully frustrating, clever, and nuts."—Children's Book Daily (Australia)
"Kids will fall into fits of giggles as you try to tell them a car is a bike, and they'll only stop laughing long enough to correct you or beg to hear it all again."—Newcastle Herald (Australia)
"Not only does this book encourage object recognition, it's crazy fun for your kids."—Perth's Child (Australia)