The Incredible Book Eating Boy is about Henry, a boy who develops an appetite for books, literally — he loves the taste of them! As he gobbles up whole books, he discovers that he not only digests the books, but also the information within.
Soon he is eating so many books that he becomes even smarter than his teachers. Alas, as his appetite grows, things start to go awry and he starts to get things wrong. So he finally stops eating books and starts to read them instead, and something amazing happens: he finds himself getting smarter again — all without getting indigestion!
Needless to say this is one of the best books to get kids to see the power of books and reading through a funny, fantastical story with fabulous illustrations — and all without an ounce of nagging!