Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Oliver Jeffers 2006

From Henry’s shelf, one of his favorites. The incredible book-eating boy is even named “Henry”. I love the collage illustrations. If you look closely you’ll see old book pages, library cards and old paper making up the pictures.

Henry literally devours books, growing smarter all the while. But after a bit it’s too much for his stomach to digest and he learns that he can “read” books and still become the “smartest person on earth”. There’s some wry humor thrown in and a disclaimer on the back cover: Please do NOT try to eat this book at home.

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