The mouth-wateringly irresistible tale of a boy's insatiable hunger! 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 - ...
The mouth-wateringly irresistible tale of a boy's insatiable hunger! 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...
***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Good in good dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Jeffers, Oliver. Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. 32 p. Chiefly col. Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Very Good. 28.2 x 22.4 x 1.3 cm. Review Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' "mouth-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. ' Independent Online '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. ' Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian 'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story! little children will love to share it. ' Carousel 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book. ' Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship. ' Irish Independent Praise for 'How to Catch a Star': 'The best recent picture book by light years! stylishly spellbinding. ' Telegraph '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. ' The Guardian 'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams. ' Mail on Sunday 'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good. ' The Bookseller Praise for 'How to Catch a Star': ' "How To Catch A Star" is a beautiful debut picture book from an extremely talented and innovative illustrator. This is a fantastic story which teaches children that if you wish hard enough your dreams just may come true. ' The Bookseller '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. ' Mail on Sunday 'A stunning debut! ' New Talent, Books for Keeps 'If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is. ' Book of the Month, Junior Praise for 'Lost and Found': Completely captivating and definitely one of my favourite picture books of the year. ' Becky Stradwick, Children's Buyer--Borders UK, Publishing News 'Deeply satisfying book. ' Books For Keeps 'Wonderfully illustrated book. ' The Bookseller 'Heart-warming, irresistible story. ' Financial Times Magazine 'Exceptional picture book! The strong, graphic water colour illustrations are magical. ' Bookfest Product Description The mouth-wateringly irresistible tale of a boy's insatiable hunger! 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!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-30 This story, inventively painted in mixed media on discarded bindings, book covers and tattered, yellowed pages of paper, may earn Jeffers (Lost and Found) a reputation as an incredible book-recycling artist. Jeffers introduces a boy named Henry who gobbles books, though "red ones were his favorite." The information contained in each devoured tome directly enters Henry's brain, so "the more he ate, the smarter he got" (not unlike Susan Meddaugh's alphabet-soup-eating dog, Martha). Henry finds all content tasty-"he wasn't fussy" -and his knowledge exponentially increases until his excessive appetite starts giving him indigestion. After he gets sick, Henry tries reading books for a change: "Henry discovered that he loved to read. And he thought that if he read enough he might still become the smartest person on Earth. It would just take a bit longer." Jeffers has created a book about books from books, in a collage style less abstract than Sara Fanelli's. A whimsical die-cut in the shape of a toothy bite, taken from the lower rear corner of the final pages, further asserts the point that some habits die hard. Jeffers adeptly uses hyperbole throughout the tale so that the underlying message never feels preachy or didactic. Additionally, his beautiful handling of found materials ought to wow young artists who take a close look-though not so close as to leave tooth marks of their own. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.