Incredible Book-eating Boy
Written by Oliver Jeffers
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Oliver Jeffers has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators 2008.
A brilliant picture book about a boy with an unusual attitude to books! Henry loves books but not in the same way as most people: Henry loves to eat books… He starts with just a word, then sentences until he’s built up enough stamina to eat up a whole book. With every book Henry eats, he becomes just a little bit cleverer…But there’s a moral, too. Oliver Jeffers sophisticated illustrations are witty and absorbing: the bite out of the corner of the book is a joke on its own!
Incredible Book-eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
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. And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. But a book-eating diet isn't the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out.
-wateringly irresistible The Guardian this is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. Times Educational Supplement a beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller with IBEB, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior Praise for 'Lost and Found': 'An uplifting story...pictures of such spare beauty...suffused with a dreamlike quality.
'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship...illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression...and body language.'
'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it.'
'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.'
'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.'
'How to Catch a Star': 'The best recent picture book by light years... stylishly spellbinding.'
'A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.'
'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.'
'Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good.'
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