The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

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By (author) Oliver Jeffers, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 285mm x 15mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0399247491
  • ISBN 13: 9780399247491
  • Sales rank: 14,078

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Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesnat like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, the smarter he getsaheas on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he canat digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth? With a stunning new artistic style and a die-cut surprise, Oliver Jeffers celebrates the joys of reading in this charming and quirky picture book. Itas almost good enough to eat.

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Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include "How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found," which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; "The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle," which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; "Up and Down, "the "New York Times"""bestselling "Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, """a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year";" and "This Moose Belongs to Me, "a "New York Times" bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Praise for THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY * "This well-done package will charm its audience. The snappy text works well for reading aloud, but older children will enjoy exploring the subtle details hidden in the illustrations and backgrounds."--"School Library Journal", starred review