How to Eat a Book
By Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod (Author)
Format Hardcover Picture Book
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How to Eat a Book
by Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod
Sheila sat down to eat her first book and the strangest thing happened . . . The book ate HER. One by one, cousins Sheila, Gerald, and Geraldine Grunion are eaten . . . by their books. This peculiar turn of events flings them far and wide. Sheila escapes the weight of the world entirely, while Gerald braves the wonder of seeing it up close. And Geraldine, well, Geraldine turns as terrifically terrible as she possibly can. Join the Grunions on adventures no child can resist!
How to Eat a Book is a quirky, modern celebration of books—with hints of Shel Silverstein and a smattering of Edward Gorey. Fantastically illustrated with dipped pen-and-ink cutout art, photographed in a three-dimensional stage diorama, and hand colored, this debut children’s picture book is a breakout hit from the talented Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod. The Grunion cousins have more stories to tell and adventures to take, each sure to be as surprising as the next.
Hardcover picture books; 48 pages; 8.5 x 10.9 in.
PRAISEPraise for How to Eat a Book
“A refreshing book in text and art, with a title that grabs attention, a plot that delivers, and an ending that resonates. No child could possibly resist.” —School Library Journal, starred review
"Takes 'battle of the books' to a whole new level." —Kirkus Reviews
“Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod channel their brilliance into a wholly unique, exhilarating package that will leave you in awe.” —B&N Reads
“With fun illustrations created to look three-dimensional, your child will laugh and squeal with delight while moving quickly through this book.” —Daily Mom
“If Lewis Carroll, Piet Mondrian and Shel Silverstein had ever decided to start a family and write a book together, these are the kids and the book they would have conceived. . . . [A] time-warping joyride of graphic delight and conceptual dexterity that even the pickiest reader will find hard to resist.”” —New York Times
A Kids' Indie Next List picture book
A B&N Most Anticipated Read pick
A School Library Journal Best Picture Books of 2022 selection -
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod are children’s bookmakers, living off-the-grid with their five children in the redwoods of Mendocino, California. Mrs. MacLeod received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and spent her early career as an art director in San Francisco. She combines dipped pen and ink with cut paper and light to create original illustrations. Mr. MacLeod spends a heap of time engaging with the wild in the world and has the scars to prove it. Those scars have turned into stories.