I Will Not Eat You

EAT_YOU_CoverAvailable now from Paula Wiseman Books/S&S.

From the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! and Please, Open This Book! comes a suspenseful and darkly funny new picture book about Theodore, who resists the urge to eat the animals that wander into his cave…at least for now!

Theodore thinks everything is a potential meal. Lucky for the bird, wolf, and tiger, who pass by his cave, Theodore isn’t hungry…yet. But then something new approaches. A boy. Has Theodore found a new favorite food? Or something more?

Check out this awesome post by Scott Magoon where he gives background and insight into his creation process and how he created the illustrations.

Here’s the trailer:


Publisher’s Weekly says

Lehrhaupt adds unexpected nuance to this David and Goliath story.

Here’s the full review at Publisher’s Weekly.

Kirkus says

Fanciful pretend play for the dragon-slaying preschooler.

Here’s the full review at Kirkus.

Booklist says

The dark color palette and mischievous nature of the text are reminiscent of Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back (2011)—albeit with a different final outcome.

LIbrarian’s Quest blog faves the cave with her in-depth and thoughtful review of I Will Not Eat You.

Author and Blogger Kim Chaffee gives her 5 Fabulous Things about I Will Not Eat You.


I Will Not Eat You is available from your local independent bookstore or one of the online retailers below:

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