Cotter, Bill – Don’t Touch This Book

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  • Age Range: 1 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492648043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492648048



Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! ‘I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But… DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don’t even try it, bub.) Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use ONE finger. Whoa. How’d you do that?’ Larry is a lovable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It’s up to you to show him how it’s done!

Rationale for Inclusion: Bill Cotter’s monster creation, Larry, is one of my favorite children’s book characters. This and the companion piece Don’t Push The Button are interactive and creative additions to the children’s room. Larry is protective of his book (which turns out to be the exact same book that he’s in, which is very meta of Cotter to include.) Eventually Larry realizes that sharing his book is way more fun than keeping it all to himself, which makes the experience of learning to share a tangible enjoyment. The interactive features of the book are also incredibly fun, giving children an opportunity to interact with a physical book in a way they wouldn’t ordinarily.

Don’t Touch This Book read aloud by Hidden Toy Shop:



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