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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (31 Dec. 2015)
  • 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 (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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A fantastically, clever, story. I love all things Oliver Jeffers. This is probably my favourite of all his books (so far!). It is pure brilliance, such a simple concept and marvellously executed. The subtle details of old books worked into the illustration work really well. The bite in the last page of the book is also a genius touch!
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I purchased the kindle version of this book. The font is so ridiculously small that I struggle to read it. For some reason it's also written in script which makes it even more difficult. The story is entertaining - if you can find a magnifying glass to get through it.
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Bought this for my 5 year-old son who absolutely loves Oliver Jeffers books and it's been a complete hit. It's surreal and silly but classy and thought-provoking, just like Jeffers' other books. The illustrations are gorgeous and it's very funny. We've read it loads and will continue to do so. I'll be buying this as presents. Fantastic.
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Oliver Jeffers is a man of many talents - I can't decide whether I like his fine art or story books more, both are mixed media marvels, loads of ideas and loads of fun - in the best sense possible. This book is my favourite by him, great story about greed, knowledge and youthful reading with a great dye cut towards the end. Highly recommended.
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