The Belly Book by Fran Manushkin

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Bellies come in all shapes and sizes: baby bellies, grown-up bellies, animal bellies. Some bellies are soft. Some bellies are firm. Round or flat, all bellies deserve a happy pat.

About Fran Manushkin

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FRAN MANUSHKIN is the author of over twenty-five books for children, including Baby, Come Out!, Little Sleepyhead, and Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story. She is a co-chair of the Children's Book Committee of PEN American Center and she lives in New York City. MARIA MONESCILLO is the illustrator of Myra Wolfe's "Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime", and has also worked as an animator. She lives in Askim, Norway.
Published November 8, 2011 by Feiwel & Friends. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Throughout, Manushkin uses only the word belly for the front of the torso, with one exception: “Once upon a time your mummy / grew you—right inside her tummy.” She humorously points out that belly-button lint is kind of mysterious (“Where it comes from, no one knows!”).

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With a saturated palette, streamlined verve, and visual winks reminiscent of midcentury poster art, Yaccarino makes every page pop and never runs out of ways to render and frame a conceit: two loosely sketched figures display the difference between innies and outies, while a spread dedicated to p...

Oct 03 2011 | Read Full Review of The Belly Book

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