Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Book That Eats People by John Perry


Books that make me laugh out loud always quickly become one of my favorites. The Book That Eats People by John Perry fits into this category perfectly. Would you read a book if you knew if might eat you? I wouldn’t! However this particular book’s stomach growls and will eat anybody especially if you have peanut butter on your hands! After the book eats some people the book’s owner does the logical thing; gives it to the library. Then one night the book goes crazy in the library and eats other books and the janitor. After that the book trades covers with a book that is sure to get checked out and a sweet little girl, Victoria, checks it out. This isn’t the end of the story though and the book problem escalates. The story is hilarious, the illustrations are hilarious. The book is made to look so scary with his few teeth and sly smile. The illustrations of the people in the story are very comic book like and work well with the rest of the story. All combined with other elements is a masterful collage on each page. Perhaps you will be more careful next time you are reading and eating….

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