This book should be called, “Don’t read this book under any circumstances. Ever!”
Is there a rating score lower than one? Sadly, Don’t Tell! by Tom Booth has no story, no action and most importantly has a questionable ending: It is okay to tell a secret someone has asked you to keep. While that is not a black and white issue as, yes, bad secretes should be told but those “good secrets” should be kept. But what kind of secret is a good secret and can be told? (Probably fewer than we think). I will follow title of the book and I promise I will not be telling anyone about this book. Your secret is safe with me.
If you liked Don’t Blink! also by Tom Booth, then you will like Don’t Tell. If you like when characters in a book break the fourth wall and talk to you the reader, then this is a book for you. If you like illustrations that are colorful but simple, this is for you.
There is little detail to the artwork and the characters have mixed their habitats. The story starts out with our narrator in a forest and all sorts of non-forest creatures come into to tell us they did not spill the beans and tell the secret of this book. You get a fox and monkey and bear and elephant and owl. Of course, this a book/a story and therefore, reality should be put aside, but that was off-putting to me.