The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Written by Oliver Jeffers
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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!
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
STORY READ BY JIM BROADBENT! Henry loves books! but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This exciting new 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!
Praise for 'How to Catch a Star': 'The best recent picture book by light years, is 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.'
'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.'
'How to Catch a Star': '
'Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait -- alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations.'
'A stunning debut!'
'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is.'
'Lost and Found': Completely captivating and definitely one of my favourite picture books of the year.'
's Buyer -- Borders UK, Publishing News 'Deeply satisfying book.'
'Wonderfully illustrated book.'
About the Author
Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
Interest Age: From 4 To 6
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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
1st May 2007
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