The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Book - 2007
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Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn't like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets--he's on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can't digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth?

With a stunning new artistic style and a die-cut surprise, Oliver Jeffers celebrates the joys of reading in this charming and quirky picture book. It's almost good enough to eat.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2007.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780399247491
0399247491
Branch Call Number: j PO JEFFERS
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

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pursecilla Jun 12, 2014

Enjoyable book filled with fun illustrations. A must!

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ehm_chen
Jan 07, 2014

My 2.5-yr-old loves Jeffers' books. I wasn't so sure about this one because of the collaged illustrations, which felt maybe a bit too stylized or adult for a toddler. But kids see what they want to see, and this was a hit too. Super-cute die-cut surprise ending. Every once in awhile, my son still quote "I'm going to eat youuuuu." Fun!

CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

A great read for kids who love to devour books...one way or another.

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beckylunatic
May 16, 2011

The mixed-media illustrations in this book are particularly wonderful, with materials chosen to compliment the story.

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pursecilla Jun 12, 2014

pursecilla thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

CRRL_AdrianaP thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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StephanieT
Sep 03, 2009

StephanieT thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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CRRL_AdrianaP Dec 20, 2013

"And by the end of the month, he could eat a whole book in one go."

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