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Bellyache: A Delicious Tale Paperback – June 15, 2010
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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
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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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alice in Wonderland meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in this delicious, whimsical book.
I picked this book up on New Year’s Eve because I had a “Bellyache” after... Read more
I finally had a chance to get a copy of Bellyache a delicious tale preceding the sweet sequel titled Headache. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
A ten year old in a candy store? I can only imagine Peter's excitement when his parents say he will be spending the day with his grandpa, helping out at the candy store. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Sherry Fundin
This children's book by Author Crystal Marcos is such a creative and imaginative story. The author has quite the vivid imagination which she captures on the page, and adults and... Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by floridabreezes
We are proud to announce that Bellyache A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells you that this book is well worth your time and money!Published on May 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I originally purchased the Kindle edition of this book for my "special needs" son. We have been reading it almost every night and we've truly enjoyed it. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Brian V. Menard (Author)
I loved reading Bellyache: A Delicious Tale and highly recommend to anyone with kids, or anyone with an imagination! Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by Ms_Kitty
A delicious tale, that may have induced a major sweet craving. We follow Peter as he helps out in his Papa's sweet shop. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Jujuberry37
Definitely a 'delicious' tale. I really enjoyed this book. A little bit of magic, a little bit of adventure and a little bit of a message all add up to a great read.Published on November 5, 2012 by Maureen