The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Mr. Lam in grade 1 told me this was his favorite book, so I ordered it for our library because I know he has good taste in books. Well, I loved it! It tells the story of a boy who starts eating books, and this makes him smarter and smarter because he remembers all the information he swallows. Of course, this can’t work forever, and he gets greedy about his book eating. This makes him get really confused. Lesson learned at the end–he decides to read many, many books to add to his knowledge. This is a great readaloud for the beginning of the year to get kids excited about all they are going to learn during the year.