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Literary indigestion

AdvantagesUnusual, original story

DisadvantagesNone for me

"...red ones are his favourite. The more books he eats, the cleverer he becomes. He wants to become the cleverest person in the world, so he eats three or four books at a time. Eventually, of course, Henry starts to feel ill. What's more, he has been eating books so quickly that the things he has been learning get mixed up. All sorts of experts tell Henry that he must give up eating books. At first he feels sad, but then he picks up a half-eaten book ..." Read review

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A fantastic book to really get your teeth into! Review with images

AdvantagesSuperb illustration with great detail and humour to go with a great story


"...books! Yes, I know, the title kind of gives that away! This, however, is a intreeging book. "It all began by mistake one afternoon when he wasn't paying attention. He wasn't sure at first, and tried eating a single word, just to test. Next he tried a whole sentence and then a whole page. Yes, Henry definately liked them. By Wednesday, he had eaten a WHOLE book." The story goes on from here with Henry soon being able to eat a whole book in one go, ..." Read review

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A boy with a hunger for knowledge

AdvantagesImaginative, well illustrated, funny, unique, the list goes on and on....

DisadvantagesThere isn't a single one

"...is my job to educate the mums and dads, brothers and sisters, carers and teachers about the wonders of this great children's book writer and illustrator. Refer to my reviews on Lost and Found and How to Catch a Star, also by Jeffers for more glowing praise. ***A brief Summary*** The plot is somewhat given away by the title of this book. This is the story of a young boy who accidentally starts eating books. He quickly graduates from eating them ..." Read review

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