Title: The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Author/Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
This book is about a boy named Henry who loves to eat books! When he first starts eating books, he starts with a word, then a sentence, then a page, then a whole book! When he eats books his brain is getting bigger and he is getting smarter. But then he gets sick from all those books and has to figure out a way to enjoy books without eating them.
The setting is at the Henry's house, at school, and at the library.
Henry is a nice boy. But when he isn't paying attention he accidentally ate a book. Then he loved eating books! He is intelligent.
I like the illustrations because it uses pages from real books. There are yellow pages and book paper and one even had a coffee stain on it. I noticed that when it was school or any schooly part of the story it was on graph paper. All these book pages are very attractive and fun.
I thought this book was odd how he ate books and how the messages in the books went to his brain and he got smarter. There is even a bite mark in the back cover of the book where Henry ate it which is funny! One thing he found out was that he should stop eating books and he did the right thing. My feeling about books is that we should take care of them and not eat them since we can learn from them and they can twist your brain and help you think of things that no one else has ever thought of.
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