I had this book for many years already. I bought it because I am a fan of Oliver Jeffers and the fact that his picture books are all funny and wonderfully illustrated.
The Incredible Book Eating Boy tells a story about Henry who loved books. He loved them so much that he ate them. He started out by eating a single word then he ate the whole sentence until he ate the whole book. The more he ate books, the smarter he became.
He loved the new him and thought that he will become the most smartest person on earth if he eats more books. He ate more than three books at a time and that was when everything went wrong. He ate too quickly and became ill. All the information was getting all mixed up as he didn’t take the time to digest. When he speaks, words fell out from his mouth and he became not smart. He went to see doctors and they all told him to quit eating book. He did that and slowly began to read. He felt so good and discovered that he loves reading books.
So…, the moral of the story is: do not try to find shortcut in order to be the smartest person on earth. We must read books; lots of them.
About the book:
Title: The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Awards: Bisto Merit Awards
Locally, you can get this book from Kinokuniya Book Store at Suria KLCC and you can also buy online from Amazon.
Credit source: http://www.oliverjeffers.com/picture-books/incredible-book-eating-boy