Synopses & Reviews
Think you can win a staring contest against an elephant? What about a gorilla, a cheetah, a fox, or an alligator? What about all them — AND a bunch of their other animal friends — at the same time? You're about to find out!
Whatever you do DON'T BLINK!
Readers will enjoy testing their own staring skills against a vibrant assortment of characters in this interactive picture book from talented new author Tom Booth.
"A jolly fun interactive read-aloud, perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing." School Library Journal
"The staring contest: it’s a refreshingly low-tech competition, and Booth captures the silly thrill of it all. His story opens with a bright-eyed girl sitting cross-legged in a minimally rendered outdoor setting. She looks straight at the reader, shouts "Go," and assumes a fixed (but always amiable) gaze. Animals trickle onto the scene, politely ask to join, and are welcomed to do so — "Just don’t blink," the girl reminds the newcomers. ... Ingenious, interactive, and just meta enough, it may even convince a few reluctant readers that staring at a book can be a lot of fun." Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
Tom Booth is an author, illustrator, and character designer who has worked in both animation and publishing at Macmillan, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing, and Nicktoons. Tom made his earliest marks — sometimes on his parents' antique kitchen table — growing up in Pennsylvania. Now living in Brooklyn, New York, Tom is currently at work on several picture books on a table all his own.