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The book that no one wanted to read / Richard Ayoade ; illustrated by Tor Freeman.

Ayoade, Richard, 1977- (author.). Freeman, Tor, (illustrator.).


"The life of a book isn't easy, especially when people judge you by your cover (not every book can be adorned with sparkly unicorns!). And this narrator should know--it's the book itself, and it has a lot of opinions. It gets irritated when readers bend its pages back, and it finds authors quite annoying. But it does have a story to tell. Through witty direct address and charming illustrations, readers meet a book that has never been read, with a cover the boring color of a school lunch table and pages so dry they give bookworms indigestion. But what happens when this book meets you, a curious reader? Multitalented author Richard Ayoade and award-winning illustrator Tor Freeman bring to life a hilariously subversive take on the nature of books and reading, with a heartening theme of finding the courage to tell our own stories. Readers of all ages will be delighted by the myriad bookish references and laughs on every page." -- Publisher marketing.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536222166
  • ISBN: 153622216X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 108 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Laugh out loud funny and full of heart - Noel Fielding, Host of the Great British Baking Show."-Cover.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Walker Books.
Ages 10+
Subject: Books > Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading > Juvenile fiction.
Fiction > Authorship > Juvenile fiction.
Book covers > Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 19 of 27 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 1 current hold with 27 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library J F AYO (Text) 39640100657426 JUNM Juvenile Fiction Available -

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