The Book That Eats People

The Book That Eats People

By John Perry; Mark Fearing (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582462684, 1pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

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

About the Author

Mark Fearing began his career as a graphic designer and art director before moving into children's book illustration. He lives with his family in Oregon. http: //

Praise For The Book That Eats People

Review, Publishers Weekly:
"From the grim warning on the first page ('CAUTION! This is a book that eats people') to the advice at the end ('Never read this book with syrupy fingers. Never read it with cookies in your pocket. Never turn your back on it'), Perry's debut soldiers on with a Lemony Snicket–like straight face....It's all irresistible. Read it. Carefully."

Review, School Library Journal:
"This hilariously dark story is illustrated with collage elements using Photoshop in a jazzy, jangly style that is part noir and part graphic novel. Big-eyed characters are stalked by a wonderfully sinister and pointy-toothed tome. Readers who love monsters and a good scare while still delighting in silly proceedings will definitely want to brave this tale."

Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"Perfect for sharing with susceptible younger sibs or as a gift item for frenemies."

Review, Journal of Children's Literature:
"The playful, sarcastic storyline will entertain intermediate readers, while its subversive nature coupled with the intertextual elements will capture their attention."