This Book Is Spineless … and wary … and absolutely unadventurous, and is freaking out about what story might be on its pages. The book takes the reader on a journey of its fears, navigating the book’s possible contents together. With each page turn, the book becomes a bit braver. This multilayered book incorporates the five senses, multiple literary genres, and various book parts, with the relationship between book and reader bringing everything together.
“In this worthy descendant of Jon Stone’s classic Monster at the End of this Book, a pusillanimous picture book entreats readers to stop turning its pages—at least, at first. It opens with one of the finest page turns ever …” — Booklist, Starred review