The Wrong Book (Hardcover)

The Wrong Book By Drew Daywalt, Alex Willmore (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Wrong Book (Hardcover)

By Drew Daywalt, Alex Willmore (Illustrator)


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What if the narrator of the book you're reading is just...WRONG?! This hilarious book from the author of The Day the Crayons Quit will have you correcting what you're reading—and laughing!

Do bicycles say cock-a-doodle-doo? Do firefighters shout Ding Dong! before they put out a fire?

That’s what the narrator of this hilarious picture book thinks! Good thing there are some other characters in this book to set him straight…

With bright bold illustrations, this laugh-out-loud funny story, written by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit, is sure to give kids—and grown-ups—a serious case of the giggles. 

Because a flower goes chugga-chugga-choo-choo. Right? Right?
Drew Daywalt is the author of many books, including the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit and its sequels, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, as well as The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors illustrated by Adam Rex, Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid, illustrated by Molly Idle, and many more. He lives in California with his wife, two children, and mulitple pets. You can visit Drew Daywalt at

Alex Willmore is an award-winning and bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. Since he could first hold a pencil, Alex has been drawing characters, bringing each to life with a sense of mischief and fun. After studying Illustration for Children’s Publishing at the North Wales School of Art and Design, he went on to illustrate The Runaway Pea, which was selected for the BookTrust’s 2020 Time to Read Campaign, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was a finalist in the 2020 Oscar’s Book Prize. Alex currently lives in his hometown of Northampton with his wife, two sons, and their cats. You can visit Alex Willmore at or follow him on Instagram @Alexander_Willmore.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593621967
ISBN-10: 0593621964
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Praise for The Wrong Book:

"[T]he book’s resolute silliness, Looney Tunes comic beats, and topsy-turvy perspective make clear that this is a rambunctious read-aloud that’s tailor-made to induce giggle fits." —Publishers Weekly

"Chaotic fun, perfect for read-alouds." —Kirkus Reviews

"[A] lesson to viewers that being right isn’t always as important as having fun." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Sweet and hilarious . . . [with] zany illustrations [that] contain even more hidden gags. You’ll have a blast reading these aloud to someone just learning about the subversive joy of books.” —Ron Charles, Washington Post