This is a book that is definitely NOT a book.. no way..
Breaking the fourth wall
The style of this picture book is humorous, light and a little tongue-in-cheek – yet with layers to pick up on with every reading. It’s a character-driven meta-fiction story that breaks the fourth wall throughout. It asks readers to ponder the meaning behind both the text and the illustrations, rather than handing them a clear-cut message.
A combination of fast-paced writing and larger than life illustrations
The writing style is intended to be reasonably fast-paced. The main character (if they are one!) investigates who they are and their place in their increasingly mayhem-filled and changing world. The illustrations help bring the continuing developments and action of the story to life, highlighting the fact that both the character and reader aren’t ever quite sure what’s “real”. This is a story designed to have children investigate and analyse.
Perfect for Classrooms
“This book is filled with metalanguage or the building blocks of what makes a story. It would make such a brilliant start to a narrative writing lesson..” – Love Four Learning.
This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction for kids to how a book is structured and how to tell a good story.
Comprehensive Teacher’s Notes can be found here