Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story

May 26, 2020

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There is no story here. Please go away.

Whilst storytime can be a great way to sit down together, relax and enjoy a story, sometimes the children have better ideas. I’m sure I’m not the only parent who has heard the words ‘but I don’t want a story!‘. Good news, the ‘Read this book if you don’t want a story‘ book is perfect for these moments.

Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story

Written by Richard B. Phillips
Illustrated by Eric Zelz
Published by Tilbury House Publishers

Mr. Book With No Story wants no pictures, stories, happy endings, words, laughs, tears, or thrills between his covers. None. Zero. Zilch. He is a story-free zone, he declares, and will only tell us what he’s not going to tell us.

But Mr. Book’s pages have other ideas, and he can’t control them no matter how hard he tries. Little by little, they coax a story out of the reluctant storyteller, but you have to help…

Read this book if you don't want a story

About the Author

Richard B. Phillips wrote the screenplays for the award-winning feature film Eden (2014, starring Beau Bridges) and the horror film Buckout Road (2017, starring Danny Glover). He has also written the animation series for the Korean comic book hero Kimchi Warrior and cultural programs for PBS. His six-year-old daughter challenged him to write a book about a book, and Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story is the result.

Where can you buy Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story?

The Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story book is available to buy from Amazon in Hardback and Kindle Edition.

Our thoughts

This is a charming book that follows Mr. Book With No Story. He is quite happy having no story, pictures, character etc. Taking us on a journey through the story he is not going to tell us, however, along the way the pages decide to have a little fun.

Read this book if you don't want a story

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