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5 Star Review- The author is talented and imaginative. This is a delightful tale sure to please elementary age students. I eagerly await the next offering by this author. -Readers' Favorite

5 Star Review- Crystal Marcos provides a moving tale to help us learn to forgive, no matter how hard it is. Although this is her first book, she displays through it her startling ability to teach a difficult matter in a fun and appealing way that children will understand. Kids will want to read this book over and over again! -Cecilia Lee, Allbook Reviews

From the Author

My love for children and children's books inspired me to write BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale. I also thought about what books I really enjoyed and which ones stuck in my mind from childhood. Oddly enough, all those books featured food and treats. Yes, I have a sweet tooth. I imagined what I would want my children to read about someday and I wanted it to be something I felt comfortable with them reading. I wanted them to be transported into a place that was so fantastic that they would always remember it.

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  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Cat Marcs Publishing; 1 edition (October 27, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060N7LL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and daughter Kaylee, with another child on the way. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.

Please visit: http://www.crystalmarcos.com/
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lovely Reader on May 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
All my kids loved this wonderful book that takes Peter on a ride through a candy filled dream. My kids recommend this book and as a mother of 5 I recommend this wonderful childrens book. We are on too read Headache next by Crystal Marcos what a great author!! She took our imaginations on a candy filled ride. Loved this book too because it teaches a cute lesson in the end!! WONDERFUL

"*I received a hardcover/paperback/eBook copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews on February 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
This review contains excerpts of reviews of Bellyache completed by myself, my daughter, and my son. For the full review, please visit our website.

DAUGHTER SAYS:

I liked the Candonite people, the peppermint cat, and the marshmallow birds and wondered what they would look like in real life. All I could think of were yellow and green gingerbread people. I really wish there were pictures of the Candonites so I could see what they looked like. I wish I could have been Peter so that I could go to Maple Town because I would like to meet the Candonites. The food sounds gross though, like the brussels sprout pie. I liked Lina and wished that there was more of her in the story because she was funny and brave.

Maple Town was a cool place because they ate the same kind of food as humans, except for candy because that's what they are. I would be fine in Maple Town because I don't like candy all that much. The pointing trees and floating cars were cool too. I liked that the grass was bluish-green that matched bushes and trees because those are two of my favorite colors.

I REALLY liked this book because the story was cool and inventive. I would highly recommend this book to my friends, both girls and boys. I am really looking forward to reading the next book.

SON SAYS:

I really liked the marshmallow birds, peppermint cat, and the people made out of candy (the Candonites). I also liked the Peblars because they had glowing yellow eyes that came out of the wall - I thought that was funny. One of my favorite lines in the story is when Joe, a Candonite boy says:

Don't even think about taking a bite out of me!
There are some things that I didn't understand. I didn't understand how Peter got eaten by a box.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 6, 2010
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BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is well written and full of exciting word visuals that your children will enjoy. I purchased the book recently through Amazon and have had a great time reading it to my little ones. The book is full of great adventures with a wonderful lesson about forgiveness in the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Children's Book Reviewer on November 28, 2011
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Peter Fischer got a chance to do something that most children only dream of doing--he got to spend the day helping his grandfather in his sweet shop. Who could resist all of those delicious chocolates and candies? No one! Such temptation with each sweet and intoxicating smell that filled the senses would certainly be too much to resist. Peter couldn't. Before he went to the sweet shop he had made a mental list of all the things he was going to try, but when he arrived grandfather said that he could only pick out 3 chocolates to eat throughout the day. As an experienced sweet shop owner, he new the reason why, too much treats was not good for the tummy.

Peter had other plans, however. Each time he helped his grandfather with something, he would sneak a piece of chocolate or appealing confection. It wasn't until lunch time that he realized that he had eaten to much sweets and was finding himself with a bellyache. That wasn't going to do. Grandfather, knowing full well what caused his condition, told him to rest. Peter went into the back room and fell asleep. It was when he woke up that he discovered that his world had turned upside down. Lemon drop candies came to life talking to him. It was another world made up of living chocolates and candies. What did Peter get himself into? Will he be able to find his way home?

This story has an interesting twist comparable to the zany tales told by Roald Dahl. It reminds the reader of the old adage, be careful what you wish for. Every child in the world has done it. Eaten too much sweets, but the reader will soon learn that there are times when we need to know our limitations. Sometimes our eyes are too big for our stomachs. Peter knew what he should and shouldn't do, but realized too late that he had been misguided by his decisions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shoegal on September 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
I had the pleasure of purchasing this book about a month ago. I'm a mom to two young girls, 4 and 6, and I'm always on the look out for new and different childrens' books to stoke my daughters' imaginations. This book did the trick! I read it myself before I read it to them, to make sure it was in line with our values and morals. I only intended to read a chapter or two, and ended up reading the entire book. I loved it!

This is definitely a worthwhile read. The moral of the story is a good one, the characters are fully outlined and developed, and the imagination behind the plot is fantastic.

I highly recommend this read, and I'm looking forward to reading future books by this author!
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