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The Incredible Book Eating Boy

by Oliver Jeffers

Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, the...

Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets—he’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can’t digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth? With a stunning new artistic style and a die-cut surprise, Oliver Jeffers celebrates the joys of reading in this charming and quirky picture book. It’s almost good enough to eat.

Suggested by Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

Hardcover - 32 pages - in En-U - $18.99
ISBN: 0399247491 (ISBN13: 9780399247491)
Published Apr 19, 2007 by Philomel Books
First published 2006

requested by

Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

at Horace Mann Elementary School, West Allis, WI

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 70 Books received - 27

I have been teaching K4 for five years at my current school. I enjoy finding new ways to help my students learn, and love to help them celebrate their successes, big or small, every day. Working in a low income school is both rewarding and challenging. Each day is an adventure, and I encourage my students to try their hardest, be kind and thoughtful towards one another, and support their classmates. I have created a learning environment where my students feel safe and are comfortable asking questions and participating. My third grade teacher was my inspiration to become a teacher, and my hope is to inspire my students to be the best they can be every day.

why I requested this book

Oliver Jeffers is one of my classes favorite authors. We would love to have as many of his books in our classroom library as possible. This is one book we don't...

Oliver Jeffers is one of my classes favorite authors. We would love to have as many of his books in our classroom library as possible. This is one book we don't have, but would love to add to our collection!

the class

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new...

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new books are added to the classroom library. Most of my students come from under privileged homes and have very few books to read outside of school. Four of my students speak another language besides English for their primary language.

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