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BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by [Marcos, Crystal]
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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.

Product Details

  • 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 LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060N7LL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is an entertaining story kids will sink their teeth into! Crystal Marcos uses her incredible imagination to create a world of candy people called Candonites who enjoy eating an unthinkable dessert. Despite their oddities the Candonites teach Peter a very important lesson in forgiveness and that overindulgence is never a good thing.

Peter has to spend the day helping in his Papa's candy shop. He is eager to try all the tasty treats, but soon finds out his Papa will only allow him to choose 3 candies for the day. When Papa isn't looking Peter sneaks candy and sweets and soon finds himself feeling rather green. Papa sends Peter to the backroom to rest, but when Peter awakens he realizes he is alone. Not wanting Papa to get in trouble for forgetting him at the candy shop Peter decides to wait awhile and that's when he notices a mysterious package. Curiosity gets the best of him and Peter is swallowed up by the package. He is transported to an unusual land full of scrumptious treats...only these treats are not for eating. What challenges will Peter face in this unfamiliar place? Will he ever get home to his family?

Come along with Peter as he discovers the Candonite town and the people who live there and learn some important lessons along the way.
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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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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 children both will love it!

Along the lines of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," the story follows the adventures of young Peter. You will tag along with him on his journey to a faraway land full of very unique people. He not only travels to a place quite unlike his own home town, but he also learns many valuable lessons along the way.

The author masterfully wove together vivid story elements, colorful characters, and life lessons that will stick with your young reader for a very long time. This book will make great bedtime reading, and don't be surprised if they beg you for more!

She has a sequel already out, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE so pick this one up after you've finished with "Bellyache!"
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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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