The Book No One Wants to Read by Beth Bacon

The Synopsis:

A fun, easy to read interactive adventure that reluctant readers will actually want to read. A lonely book makes a deal with its reader…“You keep turning my pages, and I’ll make it fun!” The interactive jokes, puzzles, and imaginative activities that follow keep your reluctant reader engaged. Bold colorful graphics and wacky humor will appeal to both younger children and older kids. A great educational reading book perfect to help teachers, parents, and grandparents during required reading or story time. Another laugh out loud book from Beth Bacon sure to reach those beginning to intermediate reluctant readers.

I read this book on my own time and was not required to write a review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Is your child a reluctant reader? Going so far as to say “I hate reading!”? If so, then believe me, this is a book you need in your library!

Interactive and funny, The Book No One Wants to Read talks to the young readers and brings itself to life as it occupies their “reading time”. They’ll be able to relate to it and feel as if they’re playing with a friend when it tells them that they should “pretend to read” while they are actually completing some of the challenges and games that are included in the book (but seriously, they really ARE READING!) The illustrations are simple and easy to connect with what the book is saying and it’s also easy to read for beginning and intermediate readers.

Because this is a book that is written to encourage children to read on their own, I wouldn’t recommend it as a group read aloud. Also, there are two mentions of the word “butt”, complete with an illustration, that some parents may not be pleased with, as it does encourage the child to “wiggle your butt (but not too much! People will definitely think you’re not reading!)”.

Overall, I think this is a great book for parents of new readers to have on their shelves and I give it a full 5 out of 5 stars!

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