Sarah's Stars

Don Gillmor. The Boy Who Ate The World (and the girl who saved it)
North Winds $19.99  ISBN 978-0-439-94738-1  30 pg.
Reviewed by Mena, Age 14

Herman Oof was huge.

The Boy Who Ate the World (and the girl who saved it) is a humorous read. Herman Oof was born huge, which was not a surprise, since his parents were giants as well. However, there was one very big problem, and that was that Herman ate, and Ate, and ATE! By the time he was seven, he had eaten everything in the city, so the Oofs moved to the biggest city they could find.  Too soon, all the food there was gone too.  Soon Herman started to eat the world. However, Sarah, a very small girl, decided to try and save it, if she could!

Don Gillmor has written a classic tale of a giant and a little hero. I liked the way he kept the story going and the ending is really quite cute (I don't want to spoil it). The acrylic pictures are well drawn and are an eye candy for a little kid who judges a book by the cover. 

I give The Boy Who Ate the World (and the girl who saved it) four stars and would suggest it for ages five and up.


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