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Shelf Life: Never Turn the Page Too Soon - Review

*I received this copy from the author. All thoughts are my own*

Shelf Life: Never Turn the Page Too Soon is the cutest book I have ever read! New author Leslie R. Henderson introduces us to Little Book, a childlike independent piece of literature abandoned on the donation cart in a bookstore by his author.

"Thrust into this strange new world where the characters within come to life, and danger lurks in every aisle, Little Book finds himself without a shelf space to call his own.
Now, with only twelve hours until the bookstore reopens, and with the Space Arrangers—the space-keepers of the bookstore—growing increasingly suspicious of him, the new kid on the block, Little Book must find a way to prove he can rival the best the bookstore has to offer, or he'll be fed to the Lyons (an industrial-sized paper shredder) and shredded into a pile of confetti."

I'm showing my age, but Shelf Life reminds me of The Brave Little Toaster right off the back. The film is set in a world where domestic appliances and other electronics come to life, pretending to be lifeless in humans' presence. The same thing happens with the books at the Books'll Thrill Ya Bookstore. With an original storyline and a lesson that reminds people not to judge a book by its cover, Shelf Life is a story all ages can enjoy. The puns alone will have you on the floor!

Overall, this is a fantastical 5-star read. Be on the lookout for the sequel, Shelf Life 2: Journey to the Kingdom of No Return, available now.

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