Illustrated by LENNY WEN


Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 takes young readers on a journey through the magical Hotel of Hoo, a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As readers 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.


What kid is willingly going to obey an instruction, suggestion, order, or demand that starts with the word DON’T? It nags at you and won’t let you alone until you do. To their credit though, the kids in Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32, did obey…well kinda. They started with door number 2, where they met some sad faced—oh, I almost spoiled it. Hmmm, you know there was nothing at all through Door Number 6. NOOOTHING! What could possibly be worse than that? Aaah, I’m doing it again. Let me see, how can I do this? STOP! What? You’re right I’m about to go too far. Just one bit more. Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a phenomenally illustrated fantasy adventure, with interesting surprises behind each door.

The UNIQUE thing about Don’t Even Look Behind Door 32 is how it blends The Unique, ETHNIC and SPECIAL NEEDS categories  of A Different Kind of Read seamlessly.


Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is recommended for First Time Readers (1-8), but I also recommend it for Middle Grade Readers to age 10.



BCR Fegan is a multi-award-winning author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults.

Raised on a small hobby farm only minutes from some of Australia’s greatest beaches, Fegan grew up inspired by the power of natures ambience. From the intensity of the frequent summer storms, to the overwhelming serenity of a lonely beach in the early hours of the morning. His ravenous appetite for both reading and writing soon saw him drawing on the transformational influence of the world around him to craft short stories, poems and picture books

As time wore on, Fegan also found inspiration in the magic and depth of authors and compositors like Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. He was mesmerised by the potency of small but beautiful phrases that were carefully carved from the minds of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Frost. He grew to appreciate the worlds meticulously created by David Eddings, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

Eventually, he began to forge his own complete works. Weaving his own magic, piecing together his own phrases and crafting his own worlds. Agonising over plots that would inspire, characters that would be loved and circumstances that would delight. In time, his efforts saw a number of children’s books and young adult fiction produced. Through the efforts of TaleBlade Press, these works are now being published with that same careful dedication.

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