In honor of THIS IS NOT MY HAT COMING OUT...
by Jon Klassen, author of another book about a character who gets eaten: I WANT MY HAT BACK...
I thought I'd list a few other books I know of where the main characters get eaten.
GOOD LITTLE WOLF
The big bad scary wolf comes along one day and tells Rolf that he's isn't living up to his wolf potential. He tells Rolf he needs to be BAD. None the less Granny and Rolf think they can convince the big bad wolf to be GOOD. The surprise ending is that just when you think granny and Rolf have taught the big bad wolf to be a good wolf, granny and Rolf get eaten.
This is a publisher description:
"Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him. "Promise that you will never change," she says. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms—and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting a butterfly, Tadpole little realizes that now he will never know"
Then there's the classic book by Sendak, about PIERRE, the boy who didn't care... and even about getting eaten!
Know of any other books? Please let me know!