The Book That Eats People

The Book That Eats People


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Legend has it there exists a book that eats people.

This is that book!

Many readers have been unable to escape its perilous pages.
But this isn't that book.

Yes it is!

This is simply a story about that book.
Really. I mean, how could a book eat people?
So if you're just dying to know the history of this literary monster, all you have to do is turn the page...

Don't do it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582462684
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/11/2009
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 266,263
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

JOHN PERRY says The Book that Eats People wrote itself late one night while he was asleep. Since then, he has made it his mission to warn readers about it. John lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family and a library full of dangerous books.

MARK FEARING has studied here and there, and worked there and here. He likes ice cream and he loves to draw. He lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with his family and shelves full of mostly well-behaved books.

Read an Excerpt


This is a book that eats people.

If you hear growling while you're reading it, stop reading, close the cover, and put something heavy on top of it.

DO NOT let your little brother or sister read this book--especially when it's hungry.

You should always assume this book is hungry.


This is NOT a storybook.
It is NOT a book of rhymes.

It isn't a how-to book or a dictionary.

It's a book that eats people.

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The Book That Eats People 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was going to be a rip off of Grover's "Monster at the End of This Book", but instead "The Book That Eats People" is a dark and richly illustrated story in its own right. Parents may have a greater appreciation for the wit and presentation.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who can resist a book that eats people? If the yellow caution tape on the cover does not scare the reader off, the book that eats people surely will. Just think of poor Victoria Glassford - when she checked the book out of the library, "She put the book on her nightstand, but before she could finish brushing her teeth, it jumped up, thumped her on the head, and gobbled her down, beginning with her polished pink toenails. Have you ever heard a book burp?""Beware - this book is ALWAYS hungry."Great fun with hilariously gruesome illustrations. (Not for the youngest listener - this book DOES eat people.)
capriccio More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! I found this one on the Choice LIteracy Best of 2009 reading list. The cover alone would make a kid want to pick it up and you find yourself putting it away carefully, just in case... :) The illustrations are my favorite part, they add so much feeling to the story and to the Book That Eats People. Enjoy!