Belly Button Boy by Peter Maloney

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Billy loves to dig. But digging makes him dirty. And dirty Billy doesn't bathe, so...Billy's belly button blooms! No one knows what to do, not even the family doctor. It takes a wise gardener to teach him an important lesson:
Dirt is our friend, but not in our navels! Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas have wrtten a wacky, wonderful tale that will keep kids giggling reading after reading!

About Peter Maloney

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Maloney runs a very successful advertising and design firm. Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas ( are a husband-and-wife team.
Published September 1, 2000 by Dial. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though adults might find the story inane, some kids (especially those in the anti-bath stage) will find it hilarious, with the potential to become one of those “not that one again?” books that the child adores and the parent would prefer not to read for the 33rd time.

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Wry vignettes show Billy in various stages of distress, from an early view of the boy asleep, a geology-style cutaway view labeling the 15 different layers of dirt in his belly button, to a snapshot of the boys' room at school, where readers spy Billy's red-sneakered feet below the stall door and...

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