Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32

Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32


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The magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.

This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.

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ISBN-13: 9780648101918
Publisher: TaleBlade
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 978,392
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Two children are staying at a hotel hosted by Mr. Nicholas Noo. Being that these are his first guests, he aims to make their stay pleasant, but he warns them not to look behind Door 32. Throughout the book, we see what’s behind each door, like clowns, knights, and zombies. The warning is constantly present throughout the story that it made me wonder if we were ever going to see Door 32. And we do! Illustrations are playful and colorful, and the rhymes are fun and catchy. The book has sort of a funny, Transylvania motif, but it’s not at all scary. In fact, this is a rather fun and enjoyable children’s book.
EmersonRoseCraig More than 1 year ago
This enchanting little book is a simple but imaginative tale. Author B.C.R. Fegan takes his readers on a journey through a magical hotel. Two children are the first guests at the hotel and are taken on a tour through the hotel by host Mr. Nicholas Noo. Each room has its own form of magic from creatures to mysteries. But as he goes, he constantly reminds the children not to look behind door 32. Not only is this story a cute way for children to learn to count higher than 10, through the use of rhymes and magic, but the creatures themselves are also all very imaginative. Anyone who reads it will doubtlessly find their own room that they which to enter. I myself can’t quite decide between wingless dragons or baby wizards. The mystery that builds intrigue through the book also makes for a delightful story. The unique versions of the creatures make getting to explore the different rooms that much more exciting as you never know what you will find. Fegan also does a good job of keeping the suspension of the forbidden room in play throughout the story while not forcing it through on every page. Lenny Wren has done an excellent job with the illustrations. They are not only beautiful and charming but really bring the magic of the world of the book alive. Wren really brought each of the strange versions of creatures and mysteries room alive for the imagination. The images fit wonderful with the style of the writing. From beginning to end this is a sweet and fun story that makes for a great read for young children. The rhymes and magical pictures make for a great story to read aloud to young children and have beautiful pictures to show them. I very much enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it.
Amy Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
This book was so cute! I like to read my kids books first before I get them or let them read on their own and I couldn’t put this one down. Reading it, I honestly thought it was going to be a scary story or a type of Halloween book. I didn’t want a scary book, but it was not in the least. Yes there are ‘creatures ' but the author describes them in a light theatrical way instead of scare your pants off, at least in a children's sense. The words also flow nicely and rhyme without feeling repetitive or hard to understand. One of my favorite details about the book is the amazing use of colors on every page. Each page is attention grabbing, colorful and filled to the edge with vivid pictures capturing the text perfectly. I also enjoyed the use of a nontraditional font that suited the book subject but still legible for even children to read solo. My children loved this story and kept asking me to read it again. This one is definitely a keeper in our house. I will also be recommending this book to friends and family. The story follows two children and their experience staying in a hotel type setting. They are introduced to the caretaker or innkeeper of the building in the beginning. Of course, as all children are curious the adult takes the children on a detailed and magical journey throughout the halls of the building. In their journey they meet many curious guests who leave the children more confused as the story goes on. As they near the end of room numbers they are confronted with a surprising turn of the story when they find out what exactly is behind door 32!
Dgunner254 More than 1 year ago
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B. C. R. Fegan (Illustrated by Lenny Wen) Hotel of Hoo is a beautiful and magical place. It is full of wonder and there is a lot to see. However, the one Mr. Nicholas insists upon is never ever to go beyond door number 32. He repeats this warning over and over throughout the tour. You know how being told not to do something only makes it more appealing? The power of that which you cannot have is real and alive. Behind every door leading up to door 32 is a surprise. One that the children cannot guess but still find exciting. Mr. Nicholas lets the children encounter the humorous and strange characters behind all 31 doors. It is exhilarating. , the question remains. What is it about the 32nd room that makes it so special? What is it that makes it worth all the mystery? What if Mr. Nicholas gave a really quick peek inside? Don’t Ever Look Beyond Door 32 is yet another edition of children’s literature by the dynamic duo Fegan and Wen. The book is an excellent tool for learning how to count past ten. It mixes up fun with some education, which makes the lessons stick a little more. The intrigue that comes with every number makes this a favorite among the kids. B.C. R. Fegan has done a good job of writing up vivid and creative descriptions of the findings behind each door. With his words, he creates a sense of mystery and builds up anticipation for discovery. Children will enjoy the rhymes as they make for an enjoyable time. Rhymes can even be borrowed for the playground. Fegan’s writing gets better and better for the tots. His style is simple and appealing to the target demographic. Even the parents will find themselves wanting to jump to see whatever is behind the door. Lenny Wen is a master of illustration. The sheer amount of detail that goes into his illustration for this book is astounding. He allows the reader to see reactions to each revelation. The children in the book look horrified and excited, as the situation requires which only works to improve the experience. He has managed to strike the perfect balance between creepy and mighty fun making this a Halloween gem. His illustrations contribute a delightful factor to the book. The characters on either side of the doors are interesting and excellent. The reader is treated to a nice array of zombies and ghosts among other creatures of the imagination. They are deep and incredibly vibrant. They are so vivid they jump off the pages and join in the tour which makes it all the more fun. The more the merrier, right? Trick or treat? This book is definitely a treat. You will concede to “read one more time” a few times but you will not mind because it is enjoyable. The ride is definitely worth it. The child will be treated to a fun-filled adventure where they come out the other side with an ability to count past ten. Talk about superpowers. . This book deserves five stars.
Girlwithabook More than 1 year ago
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a Children’s Picture Book with an Element of Fantasy in its storyline. Illustrated by Lenny Wen, the book takes the reader on a magical journey through the Hotel of Hoo, which houses some very strange and unusual occupants indeed behind its doors! As the hotel’s host takes two small children through the hotel, the reader is also invited along to discover who or what is behind each numbered door. However, no one must dare to venture behind door 32. With every few pages reminding us of this time and time again, the tension builds until we find ourselves standing outside of that very door! This is the second book I have read of Fegan’s, the first being the spectacular Henry and The Hidden Treasure. While I personally don’t feel that Don’t Ever Look behind Door 32 quite matches the pinnacle of Henry's story, I still think it’s a beautifully illustrated book with as beautiful a concept to match. Fegan and Wen seem to work wonders together, and both the story and the pictures complement each other so well. Initially Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 could be considered slightly scary, with its mystical setting and the observation that the two young people being escorted around the hotel are its very first guests. Then there’s the first mention of staying away from door 32, which immediately heightens the tension. However, once each door is opened, it is instead a case of humor than it is horror! Behind each door is a beautiful selection of characters that really should have us all hiding behind the couch in fright, but instead mesmerize us with their incredibly drawn action and observations and, of course, the rhyming on each page. Funnily enough, I feel that, though the need to stay away from Room 32 is mentioned every few pages, the strong urge to discover what lies behind such an enigmatic door fades with each page. But, this is done in a good way as the reader can’t help but become captivated by the hotel's occupants that we are introduced to on every page. Then, however, we arrive at that final door, Door 32, the one we have been cautioned so many times to stay away from. For a few seconds that tension begins to build as we stand in front and await the inevitable, but once it does open and we see why this room was off limits, all becomes clear. Personally, I didn’t feel that the ending had such a dramatic conclusion and may have gone over some of the younger readers heads, but it was still an enjoyable reading journey. This is a beautifully illustrated book which will appeal to so many children, parents, and guardians alike. This is not only due to its lovely story and overall meaning but more so for those beautifully drawn pictures, which are just mesmerizing and encourage the reader to look beyond the page and scrutinize each scene in front of them. Once again, Fegan and Wen have managed to produce a 5-star book which all children and adults are almost guaranteed to enjoy!
RaeCapri More than 1 year ago
Anytime someone tells you not to do something, why is it that our interests are suddenly piqued and something insides us makes us want to do exactly that? Telling children not to do something just makes them want to do it even more. In “Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32”, author B.C.R. introduces us to the host, Mr. Nicholas Noo, that will be providing us with a tour of all the rooms in this magical hotel. Each room had something unique behind its door, making the hotel more intriguing. The two young children, a girl, and boy, are walking throughout the hotel and learning about who or what is behind every door. The hotel is large enough to shelter many magical creatures. One thing you’ll notice all creatures that stay at the hotel contribute in some way. Some provide special care to others, some help by providing maintenance of keeping the hotel clean, some cook and prepare meals for all guests in the kitchen, others just remain peaceful as to not disturb other guests. It is like a community within one building and that’s what makes it magical. Based on the title itself, you’re already wondering who or what could be just behind that door 32 and you hope to discover what is indeed behind it. Curiosity is the instant emotion you have prior to reading this book and you’re just as excited to read it. Mr. Nicholas Noo was a wonderful host, informing the two young children about each room and what all the guests do. I like that the children engaged with all the guests they were able to connect with, it brought on a feeling that they are easy to make friends with almost anyone. Door 32 has remained a mystery until the very end and no one would’ve thought who or what was behind that door. It made it into a more fun reading experience of taking guesses while reading. Reading children’s books is a great way to know what our amazing authors offer out there, even if you don’t have children yet. Getting an inside view of what books are made available to children provides a sense of ease because this book actually teaches in a fun way. The purpose of this book I believe is for children to learn that when you’re asked not to do something, to not challenge it. There’s always a chance that things will be revealed to you in due time, you just have to be patient until the right time. This book was full of wonderful illustrations that were colorful and easy on the eyes, the colors were vibrant in all the right places. To the parents and teachers, I believe your children and students would enjoy reading this because it is somewhat engaging. I really enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend children and parents to read it together, especially if you’re curious to know what’s behind door 32.
GRgenius More than 1 year ago
We begin at the beginning with a welcome from Mr. Nicholas Noo, himself, and quite a gracious host he is. He's opening the Hotel of Ho to guests for the VERY FIRST time, and Olivia and Jack will be staying in the aptly chosen room number 1...with a much repeated warning to NEVER look behind door 32. Strange and odd that's true, but the current resident list of Hoo doesn't give them long to question what they're being told to do. I mean, how do you ignore the room of grumpy clowns, dancing zombies, grey-haired villains, or the LIBRARY THAT LOOKS UTTERLY AMAZING!?! Exactly...I know I couldn't...but then again, what's with room 32? It's a mystery that receives an answer, but not until the rest of this numerically enhanced tale is explored. With page after page of wonderful illustrations to delight the eye and capture your heart, if not for the constant reminder, one might forget that your ultimate goal is room 32. The author did a great job combining a fun story with seek and find fun, while incorporating the edutainment factors along the way. The kiddos will never know what hit them... **ecopy received for review
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
As soon as you open the book, you’re greeted by the friendly yet mysterious Mr. Nicholas Noo, who invites you to tour his magical Hotel of Hoo. As his very first guests, he’s eager to share the surprises hidden by each door of the haunted mansion. His only condition, don’t ever look behind door 32. Young ones will be eager to see what each door reveals. They’ll meet dancing zombies, miniature giants, baby wizards, unusual pets and so many more delightful and sometimes frightful beings. Fegan’s rhyming prose makes this one you’ll want to read aloud as narrator Lenny Wen bedazzles you with his vivid and colorful illustrations. The suspense builds as you’re frequently reminded not to open door number 32. What ever could it be hiding? Nope, not gonna tell ya. I found this book a delightful adventure. I have the hardcover edition and got the full benefit of the fabulous illustrations and couldn’t wait to find out if anyone peaked behind door 32. You’ll want to keep this close at hand as I’m sure it will become a family favorite to read over and over again.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Packed with slightly creepy but wonderfully fun fantastical creatures and monsters, this hotel carries surprises behind every door. . .just don't peek behind door 32. Two children find themselves at the magical Hotel of Hoo, where the owner, Mr. Nicholas Noo, is ready to show them to their rooms and give them a tour. . .and what a tour it is!. . .along the way. Deliciously delightful, goose bump raising fun doesn't even start to describe this book. It is exactly what young monster and creature fans are looking for. There's a bit of darkness, a bit of chill, tons of imagination and none of it is really scary at all. These monsters might sound awful and hint at frightening, but this book steers them into a dark yet completely humorous world. The poems are clever, whimsical and flow nicely. While not for the youngest listener, slightly older ones (ages 4 and up) will enjoy hearing this one. And young readers who are more sure of their words (ages 7 and up) will enjoy going through it themselves. There's always something unexpected awaiting on the next page, which makes it impossible to put this one down. The illustrations fit the text and bring across the right amount of spooky and fun. There's enough details to allow young listeners to discover new things when they flip through the pages again and again. The characters and monsters appear friendly, keeping away any real scare but still hold a nice level of fascination and curiosity. This is a great book for young listeners and readers who enjoy testing their toes in the darker side of things without having to worry about hitting any real fears. My son and daughter both enjoyed this one immensely and insist that it gets a huge thumbs up. I received a complimentary copy and since my kids loved this book, am leaving my honest thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a young children’s book written by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen. This book follows Mr. Nicholas Noo and his two new guests at Hotel of Hoo. It is a magical tour of a fantastical hotel. The two children see where they will stay and learn all about the other occupants and happenings behind the other doors in Hotel of Hoo. We encounter a variety of magical beings through the suspense narrative of not looking behind Door 32. During this trek through Hotel of Hoo, we get delightful rhymes and good times. Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is an amazing, lovely, endearing tale where we get to traverse through Hotel of Hoo. The title seems to be a cute play on words as we find there are many “whos” lives in the castle. The type of creatures we encounter are fantastical and sometimes, not even heard of before. The mermaid vampires were my favorite. I love how the book has rhyming throughout its tale. Not only is it in a language that children will mostly understand, but also learn new words from, it rhymes, which is all good for children’s development. I would say that this book is perfect for young children, between the ages of 3 to 8. I am an adult, and I enjoyed reading it and would love to share it with all young children I know. Not only does it help with language development, but it also helps with counting. We get to see inside each door in sequential order, counting from Door 1 to Door 32. What I really love about this book, as a trained early childhood educator, is that it is so simple but so complex in its aiding children in their sense of language, counting, and wonder. The book weaves a story of intrigue and suspense through the simple concept of not looking behind a specific door. The first thing a child is going to want to know is what is behind that door. This could lead to critical thinking skills. Additionally, as someone who had to write hundreds of lesson plans, I could definitely see many lesson plans being written to incorporate this book. The surprise ending also teaches children about the importance of privacy. I love a good book that is not only fun but can bring about many learning experiences and help develop young minds. Not only is this book great fun, but it has beautiful illustrations. I think the illustrations help with the intrigue and suspense. We get to see so many beautiful illustrations about what is behind different doors in the Hotel. Each door has a new creature or new adventure awaiting you. I know as a kid I would have loved to have that library. I think the illustrations in the book compliments the story so well. I highly recommend this wonderful book to any teacher or parent of young children. And you will enjoy it too!
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
This fun children’s rhyming book follows two little kids as they check into a magical hotel call Hoo. On arrival, they are greeted by the owner, Mr. Nicholas Noo who puts them up in room number one, he tells them to go and explore his hotel, but they must not look behind door 32. The children travel throughout the hotel, going from room to room, coming across lots of weird and wonderful characters, animals, and creatures that are residing behind each door, until they reach door 32. Will they dare to sneak a peek? Upon opening this book, the first thing that I noticed was how beautiful the full page illustrations are. They are bright, colourful, eye catching and have a slight Gothic look to them. Each time the children visit a different room they meet characters that will help stretch their imaginations, they also get reminded not to look behind door 32, creating an air of suspense and mystery as to what could be behind the door. I can see this being a great talking point as the child reading the book, or a class, could try guessing what is going to be behind the door. I just loved this book. There is so much for children to explore between the pages. Together with the divine illustrations, this is a stunning book that is definitely worth a read.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Mr Nicholas Noo is the host of the magical hotel of Hoo in the storybook Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan. He takes his first guests to room no 1 and tells them that they will be happy there. He tells them that they can explore the hotel and do whatever they want, but not to look behind door 32. There are two grumpy clowns through door number 2 and they are helping to clean the grounds. The fidgety knights through door number 3 fix all the lights. The guests meet different characters as they go through the rooms. Finally they reach room 32 and the two guests want to know what is behind the door, yet at the same time are scared. What is behind door 32? Let us read the book and see if we can find out the mystery behind door 32. I like the way the author builds up the suspense and intrigue and leaves young readers with a feeling of curiosity. There is a sense of eeriness as the story progresses, and the colorful and lively illustrations add to the scary feeling that lingers as the story unfolds. Children will love this story. The eeriness, suspense, and mystery will leave them feeling excited and they will enjoy discovering what is behind the door, along with the two guests. The ending is excellent and unexpected. It is a good bedtime storybook for parents to read out at night and can be used for read aloud and story telling sessions in classrooms and school libraries.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
B.C.R. Fegan’s Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 takes young readers on a journey through the magical Hotel of Hoo where Mr. Nicholas Noo gives his first-ever guests constant reminders to avoid, at all costs, door number 32. Behind each door leading up to 32, guests are treated to many surprises, some creepy and some quite humorous. Entertaining rhymes help light the way through the castle-like establishment as both the readers and the guests of the hotel meet and greet a bevy of characters who have taken up residence behind the first 31 doors. What lies behind Door 32? I’ll never tell! I really love Fegan’s books for young readers. Lenny Wen, illustrator, creates some of the most vivid and striking images you will find in children’s literature. Wen gives his characters amazingly expressive eyes whether they are screaming in terror at ghosts cooking roasts, doing a double-take at a paintbrush-wielding elf, sneaking peeks at tea-drinking monsters, or (my favorite) marveling at miniature giants. This particular tale takes on a Halloween feel and serves as a fabulous book to read aloud during October or as part of a monster-themed unit for elementary grades. As a third grade teacher, I can see using this book with my students to study rhyme, compare and contrast the findings behind each door, or as an inspiring writing prompt. The possibilities are as endless as the number of creatures housed behind each of the doors in the Hotel of Hoo. Fegan does an excellent job of periodically reminding the reader that Door 32 is somewhat of an enigma and, possibly, the most feared of all doors in the Hotel of Hoo. Suspense builds throughout the book as the second-person narrative draws young readers into the different rooms, page by page, and treats them to a fantastic assortment of zombies, ghosts, wizards, and many more creatures of lore. Fegan and Wen are, book by book, mastering the kiddie lit genre. With each successive book, their plots and accompanying illustrations take on more depth and even more vibrant characters. From the very first pages, this one has the feel of a classic in-the-making.