I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt


I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt

From the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book! and beloved illustrator Scott Magoon comes a suspenseful and darkly funny new picture book about a creature 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?


Magoon's exuberant art recalls classic characters, most particularly Max in his wolf suit... Fanciful pretend play for the dragon-slaying preschooler. -- Kirkus Reviews 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. -- Booklist Magoon's bold, angular, digitally rendered drawings capably juggle action, suspense, and comedy... By focusing on Theodore's thoughts and perspective, Lehrhaupt adds unexpected nuance to this David and Goliath story-it's not clear who's the aggressor and who's the victim. What is clear is that size doesn't matter and laughter trumps fear. -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Adam Lehrhaupt has travelled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He firmly believes that opening a book is a good thing, even if there are monkeys in it. Adam currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons. This is his first book. Visit him at adamlehrhaupt.com. Scott Magoon is the author-illustrator of Breathe, a Kirkus Reviews Best Read Aloud, a Huffington Post Best Book of 2014, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2014; and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot, which Kirkus Reviews called, Entertaining and clever-and that's no lie. Among the many books he has illustrated is Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer, which School Library Journal called, A fun and delightful read for all children who have both a monsterly and a kind side. Scott lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Visit him online at ScottMagoon.com.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


Adam Lehrhaupt
More books by Adam Lehrhaupt


Publication date

20th October 2016



It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

Lovereading 4 schools