The Boy Who Ate Around by Henrik Drescher

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Mo doesn't want to eat his dinner of lizard guts and bullfrog heads (actually string beans and cheese souffle), so he turns himself into a ferocious green warthog and eats around it. Children who have been directed to eat "what's good for you" will find much to laugh about in this clever story with zany illustrations. Full color.
 

About Henrik Drescher

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Henrik Drescher is an illustrator and author of over 27 children's books, including "Pat the Beastie" and "Simon's Book". His work regularly appears in the "New York Times Book Review" and other national and international publications. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
 
Published October 19, 1994 by Hyperion. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After the carnage, when Mo is left "tired and lonesome," he changes back into a little boy and pours out "all that was in the huge belly," including his chastened mom and dad, who obediently banish forever the revolting foods and reward Mo's gumption by taking him out for a banana split.

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A fantasy as delicious as it is malicious introduces raving and ravenous eaters, to wit, the tentacled ``bug-eyed slime slusher'' and ``fire-breathing tyrannosaurus rat.'' (Rest assured that these creatures look even weirder than their names suggest.) Served a dinner of string beans and cheese so...

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