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In the groundbreaking tradition of DK's New York Times bestseller Pick Me Up, this book uses the same irreverent style to explore all the things THEY don't want you know about. From the Mona Lisa's hidden past to the history of Area 51, Do Not Open explores lost worlds, unravels secret codes, and lets readers step through the looking glass to see if they can handle the truth!
  • Reveals the true stories behind each secret in a clear and entertaining way
  • Gives readers unrestricted access to facts and information previously kept hidden
  • Peculiar or puzzling, off-beat or oddball, eccentric or extraordinary — it's in the book
  • Clues and secret "pathways" within the text provide an extra layer of puzzle-solving fun
  • A brilliant mix of innovative illustration styles from fresh new artists
  • Buzzy text speaks to kids in their own language
  • Perfect for kids who loved Pick Me Up

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"In the same stylistic vein as Jeremy Leslie and David Roberts's Pick Me Up, also from DK, this encyclopedic tome ventures into spookier territory to catalogue the mysterious and unusual. Presented in a case designed with diecuts to resemble the door of a jail cell, the title issues a challenge that readers will not want to decline — the savvy psychology evident here is typical of this volume's approach to the target audience. As with the previous book, pseudo-hyperlinks direct readers to pages with related content (a spread about the storage of nuclear waste, for example, suggests other such 'explosive issues' as alchemy and spontaneous combustion). Flaps, foldout pages and varied styles of illustration — from photomontage to digital cartoons and more conventional line art — keep the book visually fresh and ably complement the subject matter, as in a spread about advertising tricks that looks as though it has been collaged from magazine photos. Farndon's (Great Scientists) discussions are largely straightforward, and leave some mysteries open-ended while debunking others. (In a caption for an entry dedicated to the controversy surrounding Elvis's demise, Farndon writes, 'A year after his death, a photograph was taken of the man himself in the grounds of Graceland. So was it an Elvis impersonator, a visit from beyond the grave, or Elvis alive and well?') Taking in everything from 'weird weather' like St. Elmo's fire and raining frogs to possible locations of Atlantis, the book incites curiosity — and expansively rewards it. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In the groundbreaking tradition of DKs "New York Times" bestseller "Pick Me Up," this book uses the same irreverent style to explore all the things "they" dont want anyone to know about. From the Mona Lisas hidden past to the history of Area 51, this volume explores lost worlds, unravels secret mysteries, and offers secret clues within the text to provide an extra layer of puzzle-solving fun.

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dianemarieoregon, November 20, 2007 (view all comments by dianemarieoregon)
A fun and engaging book for kids of all ages "Do Not Open" begs you to open up and explore secrets "they" don't want you to know about. Explore the secrets behind the Mona Lisa, Area 51, Elvis and many more interesting subjects. This book entertained all the kids in the house.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756632052
Author:
Farndon, John
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
General
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.09x9.41x1.31 in. 3.30 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 256 pages DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - English 9780756632052 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the same stylistic vein as Jeremy Leslie and David Roberts's Pick Me Up, also from DK, this encyclopedic tome ventures into spookier territory to catalogue the mysterious and unusual. Presented in a case designed with diecuts to resemble the door of a jail cell, the title issues a challenge that readers will not want to decline — the savvy psychology evident here is typical of this volume's approach to the target audience. As with the previous book, pseudo-hyperlinks direct readers to pages with related content (a spread about the storage of nuclear waste, for example, suggests other such 'explosive issues' as alchemy and spontaneous combustion). Flaps, foldout pages and varied styles of illustration — from photomontage to digital cartoons and more conventional line art — keep the book visually fresh and ably complement the subject matter, as in a spread about advertising tricks that looks as though it has been collaged from magazine photos. Farndon's (Great Scientists) discussions are largely straightforward, and leave some mysteries open-ended while debunking others. (In a caption for an entry dedicated to the controversy surrounding Elvis's demise, Farndon writes, 'A year after his death, a photograph was taken of the man himself in the grounds of Graceland. So was it an Elvis impersonator, a visit from beyond the grave, or Elvis alive and well?') Taking in everything from 'weird weather' like St. Elmo's fire and raining frogs to possible locations of Atlantis, the book incites curiosity — and expansively rewards it. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the groundbreaking tradition of DKs "New York Times" bestseller "Pick Me Up," this book uses the same irreverent style to explore all the things "they" dont want anyone to know about. From the Mona Lisas hidden past to the history of Area 51, this volume explores lost worlds, unravels secret mysteries, and offers secret clues within the text to provide an extra layer of puzzle-solving fun.
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