Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

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incredible book eating boy jeffersHenry loves books just as any child would, although he takes his love for books to the next level. While many children love to read books, Henry, on the other hand, loves to eat books. Yes, you read that right: he eats books, devours them even. Big books, picture books, even reference books! Henry especially prefers red ones; those are his favorite. The more he eats, the smarter he becomes. He eats at an alarming rate until one day all that knowledge he ate is jumbled inside him and makes him sick to his stomach. What could be the matter? Is there any way to relieve such pain?

Although written for ages 4-8, Oliver Jeffers’s quirky story line and distinctive illustrations make this a must-read for all ages. If your little happens to be a book chewer, this story might discourage such behavior in a gentle and enjoyable way.

Check the PPLC Catalog for The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

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