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This Book Is Banned

A Delightfully Silly Picture Book From the Author of P Is for Pterodactyl

Published: September 2023
SKU: 9781728276564

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Banning books is downright dangerous—and if you manage to make it to the end of this book, you might just find out why.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl Raj Haldar comes a hilarious and thoughtful new picture book that underscores the importance of the fight against censorship in schools and libraries across the country

This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed.

Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too.

FINE. This book is about—nope! Forbidden! BANNED!

Maybe you shouldn't even try reading this book…But what could possibly be inside?

Discover just what happens when we aren't allowed to freely share and explore ideas with this funny, self-referential picture book romp that kids (and grown-ups) will want to read over and over again.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Case Count: 34
  • Age range: 4-8

"A funny, thought-provoking book that opens the door to discussion about book banning with younger children." — School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Well done and adorably funny... a really great introduction to the subject of banned books for little ones." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review

"A zany, fourth wall-breaking exploration of book banning." — Kirkus Reviews

"Haldar and Patton employ absurdist hijinks to explore the practice of book banning... By story's end, readers will likely have had at least one beloved subject ousted—potentially prompting conversation about real-world events." — Publishers Weekly

"The adult-child combination who reads This Book Is Banned together will have fun discussing the issue of "banning" in the hypothetical, thanks to the busy and engaging illustrations and text that await them. Young children will want you to read it to them over and over again... Strongly reminiscent of The Monster at the End of This Book." — NY Journal of Books

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