The Day Louis Got Eaten

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Louis gets eaten up by a Gulper, his big sister Sarah knows she has to act fast, and she sets off in hot pursuit. But rescuing a boy from a Gulper’s tummy isn’t so simple—especially when other strange and scary creatures are looking for their dinner too…

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2012
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002270, JUV013070, JUV001000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 151480
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: John Fardell


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2012


The New York Times Book Review

“The art is cartoony, in pen and ink with bright watercolors, and the book’s layout borrows from comic strips as well; the narrative is cleverly visualized in a succession of softly edged panels teeming with delightful action words, like ‘raar,’ ‘flick,’ ‘splosh’ and ‘guzzle.’ There’s a lot to look at, and everything is important… I love this book so much I want to eat it up.” —The New York Times Book Review

School Library Journal

“The antics are over-the-top, and the creatures are more funny than scary, making this picture book a natural for storytime fun.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“The hilariously preposterous chase unfolds quickly in Fardell’s panel illustrations, and Sarah shows bravery, ingenuity, and determination every step of the way.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Things could be said here about the importance of persistence and the glories of sisters, all being true, but it might be best to see this book as a clever eye-catcher with a nicely tied-up story—there’s nothing at all wrong with that…. A very merry, lighthearted entanglement.” —Kirkus Reviews