Book Review: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

“Henry loved eating all sorts of books: story books, dictionaries, atlases, joke books, books of facts, even maths books. But red ones were his favourite…”

book eatingSynopsis: Henry loves books! But not like you or I like books….Henry loves EATING books! The more he eats, the smarter he gets. However, Henry soon finds that eating books might not be the best way to consume information. Is there another way?

Themes: The power of books.

Why you should read it: A colourful, funny, witty exploration of what it means to read and the power of books to enrich our lives.

Cross-curricular links: Maths (how many books does Henry eat in a week, a month, a year?), Design Technology (design a new, healthy diet for Henry).

Perfect for: All age groups, but especially children aged 5-7. Book notes soon to be available on The Literacy Shed Plus website.

Published by: Harper Collins Children’s Books.

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