Cover of This Book Is Terrible
Stylized text on a red background that says: The problem with this book is that it's terrible. I mean really terrible. There. That's it. You can stop reading now.
Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your mom packed. Or maybe your grandmama bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your foster mom packed. Or maybe your foster dad bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your aunt packed. Or maybe your big brother bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
Stylized text on a yellow  background that says:  Well, as long as you’re reading this terrible book, I may as well explain why it’s so terrible. First of all, there's no beginning, middle or end. You can't have a book without a beginning, middle and end!
Stylized text on a purple  background that says:  Also: There are no pictures. This is a kids’ book right? So where are all the pictures? And this next one doesn't count. Because it's terrible.
Dead turtle and stylized text on a green background that says:  Sorry about that. I don't know how to draw anything except dead turtles.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a red background that says: The problem with this book is that it's terrible. I mean really terrible. There. That's it. You can stop reading now.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your mom packed. Or maybe your grandmama bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your foster mom packed. Or maybe your foster dad bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a blue background that says: Maybe you’re on a long car ride and this is the only book your aunt packed. Or maybe your big brother bought it for you and you’re only reading it to be polite.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a yellow  background that says:  Well, as long as you’re reading this terrible book, I may as well explain why it’s so terrible. First of all, there's no beginning, middle or end. You can't have a book without a beginning, middle and end!
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Stylized text on a purple  background that says:  Also: There are no pictures. This is a kids’ book right? So where are all the pictures? And this next one doesn't count. Because it's terrible.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Dead turtle and stylized text on a green background that says:  Sorry about that. I don't know how to draw anything except dead turtles.

This Book Is Terrible

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THIS BOOK IS TERRIBLE

In this delightfully tongue-in-cheek non-story, the narrator speaks directly to your little one. By explaining why this book is terrible, the narrator actually teaches the foundations of good storytelling. Readers will find themselves learning — and laughing — by the end of this book.

Ages 4-8 | Features 2 adults

It's up to you to customize this book to represent your family and your unique relationship with your little one. Whether your family includes same-sex parents, stepparents, grown siblings — or any combination thereof and beyond — this book allows you to get creative with your characters. Please note that the characters are not pictured in the book; they are featured in the text.

Book specs:

  • 8" x 8"
  • Glossy hardcover
  • Full premium color

Click on the thumbnail images for a few examples. Customization is circled in orange. The orange circles will not appear in the printed book.