Philomel Books Please Don't Read This Book
Philomel Books Please Don't Read This Book

Please Don't Read This Book

By Deanna Kizis


Publication Date: January 12, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

In this laugh-out-loud book that begs readers to break the rules, silliness and hilarity reign supreme! Perfect for fans of The Book with No Pictures.

Wait—are you reading this book? Even though the cover asked you not to?

Well, if you’re going to read it, then you’ll have to follow the rules, or you’re going to have WAY too much fun. And you don’t want to have FUN, do you? DO YOU?!

That’s what I thought. So definitely, positively, DO NOT read this book!

Join along for zany antics, silly sounds, and endless fun in this breaks-the-fourth-wall book that will have readers coming back time and time again—regardless of what the title says.

Praise for Please Don’t Read This Book:

“Inviting of energetic engagement and laughter.”—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Deanna Kizis ( is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. She was the West Coast editor of Elle magazine and a contributor at Harper’s Bazaar, and her byline has appeared Vanity Fair, People, Us, Details, Self, Glamour, Redbook, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, and many others. She’s also penned screenplays for ABC, MTV, Sony and Paramount. Please Don’t Read This Book! is her first children’s book. Deanna lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves her dog, her kid, her cat, burritos, and gardening, but definitely not in that order. (Hint: She really loves her kid. And burritos. Definitely both of those things.) Follow Deanna on Twitter and Instagram @dkizis.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Sam Boughton ( is an award-winning British artist and illustrator with degrees in illustration from Bristol UWE and the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author/illustrator of Hello, Dinosaurs! and The Extraordinary Gardener. Sam lives in Teignmouth, UK. Follow her on Twitter @samillustrates and on Instagram @samboughton.

Illustrator Residence: Teignmouth, Devon, UK

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 9780593116814

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