Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora

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Every Friday Louie sees the hustle and bustle behind the scenes at his grandpa's Chinese restaurant. The chef's hands fly as he chops vegetables, the delivery boy zips in for a pickup, and the waiters holler out order after order. Then it's time to eat. Grandpa offers Louie a whole fish and crabs. "No, thank you, Grandpa!" But the dumplings, egg rolls, and chow mein sure look good. No trip to the Chinese restaurant is complete without a fortune cookie: "Happy food, happy belly, happy smile." Caldecott Honor-winner Rachel Isadora brings a dynamic restaurant to life with beautiful cut-paper collages reminiscent of Eric Carle and Ezra Jack Keats.

 

About Rachel Isadora

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RACHEL ISADORA, a former ballet dancer, has illustrated many books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Ben's Trumpet, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Yo, Jo! and Uh-Oh! She lives in New York City.
 
Published September 28, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Cooking, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The smile-inducing title and cover image of an Asian boy holding a fortune cookie invite readers inside to the story.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Happy Belly, Happy Smile

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