The incredible book eating boy

  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy – Oliver Jeffers

A cheeky tale about a boy who eats books and in doing so retains all their knowledge. The more he eats, however, the more the information gets scrambled in his brain. In true Jeffers style, the book is humorous and the collage illustration lets children and parents explore lots of extra narrative throughout the pages. A must-read for any book lover!

 

  • The day the crayons quit – Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

This is a book of hand written letters from each crayon in the pack to their owner, and frantic colour-inner, Duncan. Each letter provides brilliant characterisation as each colour explains their attributes and slates their compatriots. Some are being worked too hard, some not enough; some are happy with their lot, others are gloomy and unloved, either way they’ve all gone on strike. Such a refreshing and hilarious book, illustrated with the expertly childlike hand of Oliver Jeffers.

 

  • This is not my hat – Jon Klassen

What an intriguing story! Follow the little fish as he swims through the black sea to escape the big fish whose hat he’s stolen. A simple story with barely changing illustrations, just an ominous threat that gives the story pace and ultimately humour. Or tragedy. You decide.

Some children may get upset by this book so mums and dads should read it before sitting down to story time.

 

  • The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business – Werner Holzwarth

I admit, my humour is base and anything to do with poo cracks me up, and I don’t believe I’m the only adult! We follow a little mole (complete with walnut whip on his head!) as he explores the different faecal matter of the all the animals on the farm, trying to find out who did the business on his head! Onomatopoeic sounds feature alongside the illustrations which provide humour for all who partake in this detective tale.

 

  • I am an artist – Marta Altes

For the creative-types out there, who want to encourage their kids to be artists, who see Picasso in those early drawings of block houses and triangle skirts. Yes, drawing on the walls may cause grief for mum and dad but a modern artist’s easel is everywhere. Gorgeously illustrated and wonderfully anarchic this book is a must-have for any creative adult, whether they have children or not.

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