Saturday, March 24, 2007

When Johnny and I went to Mostly Books for our weekly story time fix, Anu pointed me towards a real gem - "The incredible book eating boy" by Oliver Jeffers. My boys are intrigued by the tale of Henry, a boy who develops a taste for eating books and nearly comes to a sticky end before he realizes that reading them is just as good.





The tale is a good one, but the illustrations - they are truly wonderful. If you take a look through this sketch book you'll get an idea of his style. Then run out and buy the book.

I'm not sure why I am buying any more children's books, because after hearing about my plea for 6 year old reading recommendations, Tess, my lovely sister-in-law sent Mark this pile of goodies. Should keep him busy for a while!




And thanks so much to Bethany for this parcel of vintage style lovelies - I find it impossible to believe that
Bitter Betty Blogs is only a year old, but I enjoyed sharing in the celebrations.

7 comments:

Megan said...

I love kids books, they're so clever and funny, and they come with pictures. What can beat that? I think we probably have at least as many kids' books in our house as adults' books.

julie said...

Thanks for the book review (I love those illustrations). You can definitely never have too many books! I like looking at Amy's bookshelf as it's a kind of history of her life so far. Some of the books, like Miffy and Maisy mouse are now grown out of but still deserve their place on the shelves as they hold such lovely memories of warm, snuggly storytimes pressed between their well-worn pages!

Dee said...

That sounds like a wonderful book, I may have to pre-order it (not available yet here)soon! And thats an awesome stash for Mark, let us know which were especially good.

Max said...

Yes we have that book and all Oliver Jeffers books come to think of it! They are all just so wonderful and he is from this part of the world! Have you seen the other ones - 'Lost and Found' and 'How to Catch a Star'. I would recommend them :)

Bitterbetty said...

Big Huge Kid Book fan.. my whole family ( except me and one younger siter) writes those things.. Oliver Jeffers is really a great one.

Did Anyone recommend "Pete's a Pizza" for the 6 year old boy? Funny.

I also started reading chapter books to Jake at that age. Cricket In Times Square, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Charlotte's Web.. All that stuff. Now he has reread it all.

tiel s-k said...

Oh, Ari got that book from his Aunty for Christmas. We also have 'How to catch a Star" by the same illustrator. Good book

Di said...

I would seriously recommend the other Oliver Jeffers books - my god-daughter loved Lost and Found and to Catch a Star. Have you seen Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton - fabulous story about a sheep that cannot sleep with the most beautiful illustrations!