Oliver Jeffers -- The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Henry discovers, quite by accident, that he loves to eat books. He can't stop eating them and as he eats more and more he gets smarted and smarter. But something terrible begins to happen, all those facts in his head start to get mixed up (2+ 6 = elephant?). In the end he is forced to stop eating and start reading (but sometimes he just can't help himself)!
I discovered this book the other day while trying to get inspired on what to read to S's third grade class. Third graders still love pictures books, but finding the right blend of maturity and humor can be challenging. I had not heard of this book, but it sounded cute so I checked it out. It was a great success! The kids in S's class loved it and I read it at least four times at home in the two days following.
I'm new to this author and am super excited to check out his other books.
Oliver Jeffers website