How to Eat a Book

How to Eat a Book captivates our attention, laughter and hearts. The best books let you immerse yourself in the story and this is one of them. Fantastic story for family reading and can truly let you embrace the love of reading.
– Momma Braga


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 became a family favorite as soon as the book arrived! A captivating story that takes readers on a journey into the depth of imagination. The concept of having a book eat you is an amazing play of words!

We have all been there where a book has had us feel immersed into the story. That messaging is simply beautiful as it is a great way to have children excited for reading. There is power in knowledge and the Grunions tap into their own personalities with the stories they get eaten by. Love it!

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! We love the storyline and introduction of each of the Grunions. Each has their own unique personality and we can’t wait to see more adventures from the three of them! We also loved the illustrations as it is prominently black and white with the splash of vibrant color with the book and then when the children are immersed in them. It really gives the reader the feeling of being in the story.

We highly recommend to read this book but of course don’t eat it! 😉 If you would like to purchase a copy of this wonderful book, click here.

About the Authors

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.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are our own.

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