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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (25 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007182317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007182312
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 0.5 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.

His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.

HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.

Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.

Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.

Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

www.oliverjeffers.com
www.oliverjeffersworld.com

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"Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian

"This is a book that children will devour." The Observer

"The whole thing looks good enough to eat." Times Educational Supplement

"a beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat." The Bookseller

"with IBEB, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised." Junior

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.


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81 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. N. Podmore Ng on 22 Sept. 2006
Format: Hardcover
My son aged 3 loves this book. It is by far the best book I have ever bought for him. The illustrations are fantastic. My son was amazed when he saw the picture of Henry with the books

inside his stomach and refuses to go to sleep until has seen the page of what happens to Henry when he has eaten too many books!

At the back of the story book you will see the indents on the pages where Henry has

literally taken a huge chunk out of the back of this book.

You must buy this book.
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69 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Brewer on 2 Oct. 2006
Format: Hardcover
I stumbled across this book in a shop and was immediately captured by the lovely prose and cheeky hidden jokes for adults. Henry is a curious little creation of Jeffers' gorgeous illustrations and as a teacher, I know that the many facets of this text make it perfect for use in the classroom. I heard Oliver Jeffers interviewed on BBC radio last week, discussing the painstaking process of creating the book, right down to perfecting his own handwriting in the text and thinking about the impact of the illustrations. I love the idea of a delightful picture book that has been lovingly created by its author. This one will become part of my portable classroom library for sure.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Free Spirit VINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2007
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This is a beautiful book with good illustrations and is actually quite an amusing story. The fact that the book has a bite mark on it makes the story sort of real and inspires the children to want to read it. Definately would recommend this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 May 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As far as I'm aware, this is Oliver Jeffers third childrens book.

It is a bit different from the others - it feels a little bit more grown up. The story is a bit more complex. It is still simple enough for my 2.5 year old to understand, and she would still have enjoyed it when she was younger. Infact, we've read this to our 8 month old who seems to enjoy it too as the illustrations are (as you'd expect from Oliver Jeffers) visually gorgeous.

The story is laced with humour as a boy discovers he likes to eat books, and realises he learns things when he does it. Eventually he learns that reading a book is the best way to enjoy them!

This is wonderfully written and you'll fall in love with both the story and the illustrations. Oliver Jeffers is one of those authors who manages to write books which you enjoy just as much as your child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Meyer on 7 May 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is about a boy and he loves to eat books, but one day he feels a bit ill. So the doctor says stop eating books. So the boy whose name is Henry, stops eating books and he feels much more better. Oliver Jeffers has a unique style. It was awesomely brilliant. I loved the bit when he stops eating books because he can feel better in the future. His writing is very cool.
By Evie aged 7
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss A. Gresty on 26 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback
Once again Oliver Jeffers gives us a great story from his wild imagination. The design of this book is very unusual, using various book pages as the background, the story is printed & illustrated over the top. The storyline kept both my 7 & 5yr old on the edge of their seats and the last page had them rolling with laughter!! If you have enjoyed his previous award-winning books, then you won't be disappointed with this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By johnnie the bigkid on 10 Jan. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Excellent illustrations and unique pop-up features. The story is not bad either. A must for all young children (and their Grandparents).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By peter sandford on 26 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
Daniela (6) loved reading this book with me. She says, "I love reading books!"
The illustrations worked perfectly with the story, giving equal reward to the listening parent as to the child.
Daniela wanted to take lots of pictures of the book as she'd enjoed it so much.
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