My favourite has to be the Incredible book eating boy.
It is the story of Henry, a young boy who accidentally discovers his taste for books. The more books he eats, the smarter he becomes. If it has pages he will eat it: picture books, reference books... Henry's favourites are red books. He is on his way to becoming the smartest boy in the world when he can't digest his books anymore. All the information gets mixed up in his stomach...
This book is one of my daughter's favourite books and has been read time and time again. The text is written in a snappy way so it is perfect for reading out loud, but there is a lot more to be discovered hidden in the illustrations for younger readers.
I love the simple cartoon illustrations full of humour. They are done in pencil and paint on a clever background of pages from old books. So the drawings set the perfect stage for a fun and quirky story.
|VIA Oliver Jeffers and Amazon|