The story is in the same vein as The Monster at the End of this Book and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (interactive books that break the fourth wall). Limelight Larry is truly a clever addition to the growing genre of children's metafiction with its foily surprises and witty construction.
Smile! is another great book by Leigh Hodgkinson. I love the use of textures, the delightful design, and overall endearingness of the story.