This is Not a Book

Author(s): Keri Smith


Read Keri Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog
A curious, engaging, and creative rethinking of what a book can be, from the creator of "Wreck this Journal."
In this uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of "a book," Keri Smith offers an illustrated guide that asks readers to creatively examine all the different ways This Is Not a Book can be used. With intriguing prompts, readers will discover that the book can be:
A secret message--"tear out a page, write a note on it for a stranger, and leave it in a public place."
A recording device--"have everyone you contact today write their name in the book."
An instrument--"create as many sounds as you can using the book, like flipping the pages fast or slapping the cover."
"This Is Not a Book" will engage readers by having them define everything a book can be by asking, "If it's not a book, what is it then?"--with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.


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Keri Smith is the author of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts 8,000 readers daily, "Living Out Loud," and "Tear Up This Book." She's illustrated for the "Washington Post," "New York Times," Ford Motor Company, "People," The Body Shop, and Hallmark. She lives in Canada.

General Fields

  • : 9780399535215
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Perigee Books,U.S.
  • : August 2009
  • : United States
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Keri Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-Nov
  • : 002
  • : 224
  • : Hobbies, quizzes & games; Miscellaneous items
  • : illustrations