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This book will not be fun / Cirocco Dunlap ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.

Dunlap, Cirocco, 1985- author. (Author). Tallec, Olivier, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library E D (Text) 33500012530085 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E D (Text) 33500012638755 Main Available -
Fertile Public Library E D (Text) 33500012530093 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399550614
  • ISBN: 0399550615
  • ISBN: 9780399550621
  • ISBN: 0399550623
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A young mouse uses his imagination to see all sorts of unusual things, such as a flying whale.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #2
    Readers should take the titular warning—delivered by a prim, bookish mouse sporting oversize eyeglasses—seriously, as it turns out to be on target. At first, it seems like misdirection: a series of surreal antics begins immediately as a whale flies into view from the upper corner, culminating in a "GIANT ZERO-GRAVITY DANCE PARTY" that has even the mouse "‘shaking my bottom,' as it were." But after the other dancers, a motley array of unsmiling pets, people, and less identifiable creatures, file off impassively to continue the party elsewhere, the mouse announces that maybe "it was not fun for YOU. I had a great time," and continues on his way with a smug little smile. How rare is it to encounter in picture books such a charmless, unlikable protagonist—not to mention a story line that gives the nod to ostracism rather than inclusiveness? A final glimpse of the narrator possibly trying to rejoin the celebratory mob even adds a dash of ambiguity to this snarky debut. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CIROCCO DUNLAP has written for the New Yorker and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, as well as television’s Man Seeking Woman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. You can find her at and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @ciroccotweets. This is her first picture book.

OLIVIER TALLEC is an illustrator based in Paris. Following his graduation from the École Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques, he worked in advertising as a graphic designer. He has subsequently devoted himself to illustration and has illustrated more than sixty books, including Who Done It? and Louis I, King of the Sheep. You can visit him on the Web at

Subject: Books > Juvenile fiction.
Dance parties > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary creatures > Fiction.
Dance parties
Mice > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
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