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This book is out of control!

This book is out of control!

Richard Byrne

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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In this follow-up to This book just ate my dog! and We’re in the wrong book!, Bella and Ben and that adorable dog are back for another (mis)adventure.

Ben has a new remote-controlled toy; it has all kinds of buttons—Up, Down, Siren, Spin. He and Bella try pressing each one, but the remote doesn't seem to be working . . . at least, not on the toy. As things go haywire on the page, Bella and Ben realize their book is out of control! With a remote on the fritz, it'll take the help of the reader to put things right in this interactive story.

Praise for This book is out of control!

"This interactive story will empower, educate, and entertain young readers who are on the path to independent reading." —Kirkus Reviews on This book is out of control!

"The artwork beautifully downplays the background, allowing the hilarious chaos to be front and center. VERDICT An excellent addition to interactive or book-themed storytimes." —School Library Journal on This book is out of control!

“[Byrne's] pacing is skillful and his humor sweet-tempered.” —Publishers Weekly on This book just ate my dog!

“This book gives new meaning to pictures being lost in the gutter. . . . A good one-on-one reading, giving children an opportunity to save the day.” —School Library Journal on This book just ate my dog!

“Witty and warm, Richard Byrne's This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye brilliantly champions the role of picture books in children's early life and education. The immediacy in the illustration gives a vibrant quality to this impressive, humorous and slightly post-modern tale.” —Children's Bookseller Choice, The Bookseller on This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye

“Boldly illustrated in a unique style, . . . This is a story based around young friendships, about being positive and helpful to others and always comfortable being yourself.” —We Love This Book on This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye

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Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne is the author and illustrator of This book just ate my dog! and We're in the wrong book! He grew up in Brighton, England, and worked in graphic design before discovering his true passion in children's books.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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