I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

By Daisy Hirst
Illustrated by Daisy Hirst

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself!

In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read. “Now I can read all the stories in the world,” she says. “And you can read them to me!” adds little brother Alphonse. But when Natalie tries to read all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn’t so sure any more… With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

  • The theme of literacy should make this a favourite among parents, teachers and librarians. It is for any child struggling to learn something new, and for every adult who wants to support them.
  • Praise for Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!: "A delightfully original work, worth every penny. Picture books often feature sibling rivalry, but this one has the ring of close domestic truth" – The Independent
  • There is another 'Natalie and Alphonse’ title in development – coming 2019!

About the author

Daisy Hirst studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art before becoming an author-illustrator. She is the creator of Hilda and the Runaway Baby; Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!, which has been translated into nine different languages worldwide; and The Girl With the Parrot on Her Head, which was awarded an Ezra Jack Keats Honor, shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, and selected as The Times' children's book of the week. Daisy lives in Cambridge. Find her online at, and on Twitter as @Deenface.

ISBN: 9781406369137
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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