The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

Roll up, roll up! Meet the Incredible Book Eating Boy… See his fantastic feats leap off the page in this stunning pop-up edition.

Henry loves books… but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This immensely popular picture book follows the trials and tribulations of a boy with a voracious appetite for books.

Henry discovers his unusual taste by mistake one day, and is soon swept up in his new-found passion – gorging on every delicious book in sight! And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. Henry dreams of becoming the Incredible Book Eating Boy; the smartest boy in the world! But a book-eating diet isn’t the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out…

Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This reading resource for KS1 helps your Year 1 / Year 2 children place words into alphabetical order using chosen words from a passage in the story.

This activity has been differentiated so you can decide which resource is best suited to your class/ groups.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This resource in linked to capital letters and full stops.

Your class must identify where the capital letters and full stops must go within the sentences. 

This resource includes simple and more complex sentence structures.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This resource helps children improve their vocabulary by exploring the words and meaning and then adding them into the correct sentences.

This highlights that children can apply their knowledge of the word into the context of a sentence.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension resource that is to be completed once children have completed a lot of work on the book and have a solid understanding.

Your class will answer a range of questions linked to the story and then complete a lovely activity below. 

The resource has been differentiated of types of questions asked.

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Main Focus: Asking Questions

We are always trying to encourage our children to ask questions to engage more with stories. 

This Ks1 reading resource linked to The Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers helps your class reflect and write questions that match the answers given.

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Main Focus: Sequencing

This is a sequencing activity that involves your children placing the  events from the story in chronological order.

First work with your children to ensure they can read the text and understand. Then cut the passages out and allow them to order them. They can cross reference with the book once completed.

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Main Focus: Word Mat and Cloze Activity

This is a word mat and a cloze activity that allows your children to insert the correct word or picture to complete the sentences.

It can also be used to help children use more adventurous vocabulary during independent writing linked to the book.

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Main Focus: Word Class

This activity helps your Year 1 / Year 2 class identify nouns, verbs and adjectives within the passage taken from the story.

After exploring the different types of words during lessons, this is a great activity to complete to check their understanding.

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