Don't Touch This Book! Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-04-08 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 40 user ratings

"As with Don't Push the Button!, readers leap into an interactive book with a rule: don't touch. Who could resist defying that order? Larry relents and colorful fun begins. There's a small thrill of danger, and all ends well.

The list is interactive books is growing; while few break significant new ground, they're still a fun way to spice up both group and one-on-one reading. This book is creative, enjoyable, and effective at leading the reader through the tricks that require touching, talking, and movement.

(Read as an ARC via NetGalley.)
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"Don’t Touch This Book! is narrated by a purple monster named Larry, who gives readers the title warning almost immediately. This is his book and he doesn’t want anyone to mess with it. After a moment however, he decides the audience can touch it with one finger, which quickly escalates to robots and rampaging dinosaurs taking over the pages.

Following the tradition of his previous book, Don’t Push the Button!, the author has created a story that is interactive, exciting, and satisfying. Kids will love participating in the story and playing a role in the climax and culmination. With careful planning this book could work as well in a school or library story time as it would as a one-on-one read aloud.
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"If you've had the joy of reading Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter, then you don't me to recommend this new book featuring our friend Larry. For those who don't know, Larry is a big purple monster who has his own book. Well, he has two of them now. And there's only one rule in this second book - don't touch it! But when Larry lets us try just a little touch with one finger, it works out so well that he lets us try more and more things. Young readers will love seeing different colors appear on the page, then wiggle, then swirl, then...I can't tell you everything or it would spoil all the fun. (Then again, maybe not. It has a lot of fun inside.)

Read this for an interactive experience that doesn't need any batteries or electronics, just your imagination and the book. Great fun for all ages, especially if you share the book with a younger friend or family member and help them read it.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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"I received an advanced copy of this book from Sourcebooks via Netgalley in exchange for a review.

Larry is a monster whose book becomes interactive with the help of those who read with him.

I'm sort of torn on this one. It reminds me of The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak which our 4 year olds love. I think they'd really enjoy the interactive portions of this fun book but I'm not sure how much it would stand up to re-reading. While I liked most of the interactive portions I think the parts where children are asked to run their hands all of the book could lead to a lot of torn up books. It doesn't seem like a good way to teach kids how to treat their books well. The rest of the interactions, (flap your arms, sound like a robot, dinosaur etc) were fine. I also feel like the copy of the book leads us to believe that Larry will learn to share through the book but that doesn't really happen. His method of sharing is here, I'll let you touch my book but do it like I say and oh hey you made something neat happen, here do everything else I tell you too because I like what you make happen. Eh. It might be good for a one time checkout but I wouldn't purchase it.
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" This book is interactive and cute and fun, but I was extremely disappointed when the reader wasn't asked to retrieve/save the book from it's impending digestion. " said.

"I love interactive stories. I remember reading them as a child and how much fun they were. It’s hard to imagine that they are even more fun to read now that I have children to share them with.

“Don’t Touch This Book” by Bill Cotter is the story of Larry, a little monster who doesn’t like to share his things. It’s up to you to show him how it’s done!

“Don’t Touch This Book” teaches us an important lesson about sharing. Larry doesn’t want to share his book with anyone. After telling us that no one is allowed to touch his book he relents and lets us touch it just once…then again…and again. Pretty soon we are all having fun along with Larry and his book.

The kids and I talked about sharing after reading this book. We talked about how it can be difficult to share our favourite things. We also talked about how much more fun we can have when we share with others. Just like Larry began to learn the sometimes sharing can be so much more fun than playing alone!

This would be an excellent story to read to a group of children at the pre-school through Grade 1 level. I wouldn’t recommend reading this at bedtime as you will find your kids will be giggling and playing along. This is a fun interactive story to read with your children. It is intended for you child to touch the book and is better suited to a hard copy. The text is fun to read aloud, and young readers will be able to read along.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary eBook of “Don’t Touch This Book” from Netgalley in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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"Well I for one am so glad to see our favorite little purple monster Larry back even with all his rules, because sometimes some rules are meant to be broken and Larry is really good at breaking his own rules and letting you break them too.

Larry as we all know is not a great sharer but maybe it will be okay if you just set your finger and then as is prone to happen with our good friend Larry things start to take a turn into adventure and fun.

I loved how one little touch turns into an interactive, fun, and laughter filled adventure for the reader. One minute your laying your finger gently on Larry's book because he says thats okay but nothing else and the next you are roaring like a dinosaur and then taking to the skies.

This is such a fun book for your young readers/listeners and would make a perfect addition to any
Pre-K/Kindergarten teachers library. What a fun break for circle time, giving your class a chance to giggle and play and learn the joy of sharing, especially the sharing of books. Don't Touch This Book is also a wonderful addition to any home library. It will keep your youngest children entertained, it's simple words will allow your early readers the ability to read it on their own, (and they will want to because it's so fun) it will even catch the interest of your older readers and have them sitting down with their siblings to participate...better yet read the book to them!

This book for various reasons, it's a picture book, it's a touch book, it's an active book, is best read in it's hardback format. If you are a fan of Adam Leahaupt's Warning: Do Not Open This Book, or B.J. Novak's The Book With No Pictures you will throughly enjoy this one. I can not recommend this one enough to any elementary teacher, you and your class will not be disappointed!


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" My boys loved this book!! We all laughed so much!!!! " said.

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