Do Not Go in There (Hardcover)
Do Not Go in There! is an encouraging picture book from debut author Ariel Horn and illustrator Izzy Burton that highlights the power of imagination while touching on themes of anxiety, curiosity, and bravery.
Monsters Morton and Bogart are best friends. But they don't always see eye to eye.
So when they encounter a closed door, anxious Bogart wants to keep it closed, because there must be something really bad on the other side. But Morton thinks it'll be something amazing! Which is it?
Through bright, expressive illustrations, readers learn that, while not knowing can be frightening, being brave can lead to new discoveries. And even though your imagination can make it easy to worry, it can also make life better, less scary, and more fun.
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About the Author
Ariel Horn has taught literature and history to students from sixth to twelfth grades over the course of her career. She is the middle school Director of Humanities at a private school in New Jersey. She is the author of the picture book Do Not Go In There!
Growing up, Izzy Burton spent most of her childhood hidden in her garden drawing animals from encyclopedias or writing stories and illustrating them. She went on to study Animation at Bournemouth University. She is now an illustrator and animator based in London and can be often found in coffee shops composing her next idea, following cute dogs around, or escaping to her family home to get lost in the landscapes that originally inspired her artwork. She is the illustrator of the picture book Do Not Go In There!
"Speaks directly to young readers whose fears of the unknown can sometimes overwhelm their innocent imaginations....Tender, reassuring, and lots of fun." -- Kirkus
"[The] candy-colored silliness is well choreographed, showing that while the two friends may have opposing temperaments, they can definitely share a vivid imagination. Horn makes a fine picture book debut, with text that practically begs to be read aloud." -- Publishers Weekly