The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Henry loves books. But Henry doesn't like to read books, he likes to eat them...

THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY

YEARS K-4 – TERM 2 – MAY

A play by Maryam Master

Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers

A CDP production

Oliver Jeffers’ bestselling picture book comes to life on stage for children 3-8 and their families in this premiere Australian adaptation.

Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favourite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets. He’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can’t digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth?

A cast of three use song, movement and beautiful puppetry to bring Oliver Jeffers’ quirky, beautiful, much loved story to life on stage. It’s good enough to eat!

“…an excellent job transforming this wonderful picture book into a 50 minute production filled with jokes, music and a stellar cast the whole family will love.” Alphabet Street

“everyone was kept entertained and engaged… a positive message about books and learning. The verdict: a unanimous thumbs up.” North Shore Mums

“The Incredible Book Eating Boy… has been brilliantly engineered for the stage.” Babyology

“joyfully brought to life with just the right amount of silliness, song and book eating for all” Australian Stage

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval

GENERAL PUBLIC

Standard $22

Child $18 (12 and under)

Family $72 (four people, at least one adult)

SCHOOLS – 15 May

TICKETS $18 STUDENT / 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

 

Published by HarperCollins children’s books

Directed by Frank Newman

Designed by Andrea Espinoza

Original music by Mark & Tina Harris

A CDP Production

CDP Kids

  • Friday, May 15 2015 11:00am (schools & general public)
  • Friday, May 15 2015 1:00pm (schools & general public)
  • Saturday, May 16 2015 10:00am (general public)
  • Saturday, May 16 2015 1:00pm (general public)

THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY

YEARS K-4 – TERM 2 – MAY

A play by Maryam Master

Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers

A CDP production

Oliver Jeffers’ bestselling picture book comes to life on stage for children 3-8 and their families in this premiere Australian adaptation.

Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favourite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets. He’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can’t digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth?

A cast of three use song, movement and beautiful puppetry to bring Oliver Jeffers’ quirky, beautiful, much loved story to life on stage. It’s good enough to eat!

“…an excellent job transforming this wonderful picture book into a 50 minute production filled with jokes, music and a stellar cast the whole family will love.” Alphabet Street

“everyone was kept entertained and engaged… a positive message about books and learning. The verdict: a unanimous thumbs up.” North Shore Mums

“The Incredible Book Eating Boy… has been brilliantly engineered for the stage.” Babyology

“joyfully brought to life with just the right amount of silliness, song and book eating for all” Australian Stage

Duration: 50 minutes, no interval

GENERAL PUBLIC

Standard $22

Child $18 (12 and under)

Family $72 (four people, at least one adult)

SCHOOLS – 15 May

TICKETS $18 STUDENT / 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

 

Published by HarperCollins children’s books

Directed by Frank Newman

Designed by Andrea Espinoza

Original music by Mark & Tina Harris

A CDP Production

CDP Kids

From the Schools Coordinator: Henry may not make the best choices when it comes to his diet, but we think that his hunger for knowledge will set a great example for young people practicing their reading skills! The pro-reading message conveyed in this story is a brilliant touchstone for talking about literacy with young people. Not only that, but students will love being drawn into Henry’s world by the talents of the cast, the fanciful set and some very beautiful puppetry – not to mention the odd song thrown in for good measure!

National Curriculum: English: Literacy, Literature, Language; General Capabilities: Personal and Social Capabilities

NSW Curriculum: Creative Arts (Drama, Music, Visual Arts)

Curriculum Links and Stage Suitability

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