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The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers - Author

Oliver Jeffers - Illustrator

Hardcover | $17.99 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780399247491 | 32 pages | 19 Apr 2007 | Philomel | 9.05 x 11.29in | 4 - AND UP years
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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.

This well-done package will charm its audience. The snappy text works well for reading aloud, but older children will enjoy exploring the subtle details hidden in the illustrations and backgrounds.
-School Library Journal, starred review


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