Adam Lehrhaupt

Adam Lehrhaupt’s first book Warning: Do Not Open This Book! illustrated by Matt Forsythe, was an E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, was published in four countries, and received much praise. He is also the author of Please, Open This Book! Adam 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. Adam currently lives near Philadelphia with this wife and two sons, where he spends his days writing and visiting schools. You can visit him on the web at

Books by this Author

Please, Open This Book!
Warning: Do Not Open This Book!


'Please, Open this Book!' by Adam Lehrhaupt

They told you, but you just couldn’t listen, could you? So the creators of 'Warning: Do Not Open This Book!' (Adam Lehrhaupt and Matt Forsythe) are back with a zany monkey crew, and they need your help!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Create as much as possible, love deeply, and enjoy every moment.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I wouldn't mind being a divine entity for a while. All powerful, maybe. But, not forever. Just a quick trial day to get a feel for it and then back to being me.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Battle mage.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. On a cool sunny day, I sit in the shade of a tree at the edge of a beach. A light breeze blows across, and ruffles the pages of my book. I can hear my kids playing in the sand to my side. My wife dozes contentedly on our blanket. Birds chirp quietly in the distance. Moisture glistens as it runs down the side of my cold beverage. Yeah, that about sums it up.

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