Friday, December 21, 2007

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers is a delightful book. Henry is bored one day and accidentally begins to eat a book. First he starts by eating a word, then a sentence, then a page, and finally the whole book. Henry loves eating books so much that he swallows them whole! The best thing is that with each book he eats, he gets smarter and smarter. Both the story and the illustrations are fantastic. The illustrations are new and different simple cartoon drawings that only add to the fun story. (My favorite drawing is of a librarian examining Henry’s fine list of the books haven’t been returned to the library). To add to the fun of the book, the cover of the book has a bite taken out of it. This is one of my favorite picture books this year!

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