The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Book - 2009
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The mouth-watering new book from acclaimed author illustrator, Oliver Jeffers.

Henry loves books... but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This exciting story follows the trials and tribulations of a boy with a voracious appetite for books.

Henry discovers his unusual taste by mistake one day, and is soon swept up in his new-found passion - gorging on every delicious book in sight! And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. Henry dreams of becoming the Incredible Book Eating Boy; the smartest boy in the world!

But a book-eating diet isn't the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out...

Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, 2009, c2006.
ISBN: 9780007182312
Characteristics: 1 v. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,28 cm.


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 07, 2018

The story is very funny as well we the illustrations. Kids will really enjoy this unusual read.

pursecilla Jun 12, 2014

Enjoyable book filled with fun illustrations. A must!

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 way or another.

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

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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