Adam Lehrhaupt

Adam Lehrhaupt’s first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, received the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and a Huffington Post Notable Book. School Library Journal called it, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” He is also the author of Please, Open This Book!, which was named a Wanda Gag Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book and Idea Jar. Adam has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, sons, and two bizarre dogs. Visit him online at

Books by this Author

Idea Jar
This Is a Good Story
I Don't Draw, I Color!
I Will Not Eat You
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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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My hair.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. This one is tough. I really like the tragic ones. Frankenstein's monster, Darth Vader or even Capt. Ahab (The whale is the hero of that one, right?)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Thinking about myself before others. It's hard not to do, but I'm working on it.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Either Bora Bora, or Lake Tahoe. It depends on the season.

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