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Bellyache: A Delicious Tale [PDF / Epub] ★ Bellyache: A Delicious Tale Author Crystal Marcos – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa s Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar dusted tracks will have major consequences As Peter is tr When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa s Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar dusted tracks will have major consequences As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of Bellyache: A PDF/EPUB or whom have no time for a non Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgiveFor agesand upBRAG Medallion HonoreeUSA BEST BOOK AWARDS Award Winning Finalist in both categories of Children s Fiction Children s Book Series.


10 thoughts on “Bellyache: A Delicious Tale

  1. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    Whew I am relieved that I really enjoyed this book I did buy a copy, but I ve gotten to know the author here at Goodreads and I would have felt very badly if I hadn t liked this at least 3 stars worth.This story is great for some 7 year old kids and for 8 10 year olds and maybe 11 year old independent readers, and could also be enjoyable for read aloud one to one or to groups for 6 10 year olds Older kids and adults will enjoy it too The story is great for boys and girls both I d have espec Whew I am relieved that I really enjoyed this book I did buy a copy, but I ve gotten to know the author here at Goodreads and I would have felt very badly if I hadn t liked this at least 3 stars worth.This story is great for some 7 year old kids and for 8 10 year olds and maybe 11 year old independent readers, and could also be enjoyable for read aloud one to one or to groups for 6 10 year olds Older kids and adults will enjoy it too The story is great for boys and girls both I d have especially enjoyed reading this in third and fourth grades This is a very fast read I started it before bed one day and finished it quickly the next day I did notice that as I read I continually made a point of experiencing this as I would have at ages 7 through 10, and I d also love reading this to kids in that age range For my first reading, I had a blast reading it just to myself though.The story and its style have a curiously old fashioned feel, which I enjoyed There are some definite messages and morals here, forgiveness being a big one, but I like how everything was resolved The messages might have been a tad didactic but they fit seamlessly into the story, and don t interfere with the fun part of reading it, and they could lead to some wonderful discussions, and inward thinking by introspective children.I was afraid I d get hungry for candy as I was reading this and I do have candy in the house but for some reason I did not crave it Reading it at another time though and cravings might have occurred Toward the beginning, I thought I d want my last round red and white swirl no artificial colors, vegan peppermint candy The story is predictable in every way but also very inventive This alternate world and its characters are wonderfully, imaginatively presented There are very vivid descriptions, and the idea of the odor wafting from the Candonite characters and their appearances make for a wonderful reading experience.Peter s behavior all the way through is perfectly understandable I appreciated that he is a good kid who has done something wrong I loved the relationship between Peter and his grandparents, and between Peter and his friend Lina At first I wasn t thrilled when Lina reappeared but eventually I was very glad that she ended up having a significant role in the story I really like Peter s grandfather I actually got invested in many of the characters in both worlds.What I didn t always get were several of the language choices It s not that they were wrong but in at least a couple of cases I thought a different word would work better, and some of the female vs male choices, felt a bit like stereotypes, even though I think there was a deliberate attempt to be careful to avoid that, and overall it s written very well I like how it uses some challenging but accessible vocabulary for middle school readers.For very fearful children, especially young ones reading this book on their own, there is a section where things felt very sinister, and scary, and though much of the story I had feelings of foreboding.Given the sentient nature of candy and other sweets in this tale, this might be an appropriately interesting book for vegan and vegetarian children.And, I ve always loved vegetables as a child I enjoyed all but 3 vegetables, and now enjoy them all so the desserts prevalent in Maple Town sounded very appealing to me, and would have as a child too, even though I ve also always had a sweet tooth for candy, cakes, etc sweets Oh crumbles and Oh spam are my new favorite expletives, particularly Oh spam


  2. Carole P. Roman Carole P. Roman says:

    A well written story about a young boy who gets to spend the day with his grandparents in their candy store He is given a limit on the number of treats he can eat but finds restraint and honesty fly out the window when surrounded by such tempting morsels Soon, he finds himself asleep and on a different adventure in a land filled with marshmallow birds and the population made from candy Peter must learn a valuable lesson along with his journey Sweet and enjoyable, this book will fire up the i A well written story about a young boy who gets to spend the day with his grandparents in their candy store He is given a limit on the number of treats he can eat but finds restraint and honesty fly out the window when surrounded by such tempting morsels Soon, he finds himself asleep and on a different adventure in a land filled with marshmallow birds and the population made from candy Peter must learn a valuable lesson along with his journey Sweet and enjoyable, this book will fire up the imagination of young readers with a sweet tooth for reading


  3. Joshua Grant Joshua Grant says:

    As a kid I used to dream of going to Willy Wonka s Chocolate Factory, or shrinking down and getting trapped in Candy Land Now that dream has come true with Crystal Marcos Bellyache a Delicious Tale Young Peter s Papa owns a candy shop and brings him along to help out for a day Predictably, Peter isn t just a pumpkin eater as he secretly goes to town pilfering some of Papa s sweets.The real magic of Bellyache comes when Peter is sucked into a mystical world of candy people and animals It was As a kid I used to dream of going to Willy Wonka s Chocolate Factory, or shrinking down and getting trapped in Candy Land Now that dream has come true with Crystal Marcos Bellyache a Delicious Tale Young Peter s Papa owns a candy shop and brings him along to help out for a day Predictably, Peter isn t just a pumpkin eater as he secretly goes to town pilfering some of Papa s sweets.The real magic of Bellyache comes when Peter is sucked into a mystical world of candy people and animals It was fun to see what Peter would discover next, and to see how he moved through his moral journey Bellyache is well wrapped with enough imagination and action to keep anyone interested to the very end.I d recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Phantom Tollbooth or Alice in Wonderland


  4. Renee Renee says:

    This review contains excerpts of reviews of Bellyache completed by myself, my daughter, and my son For the full review, please go www.motherdaughterbookreviews.comDaughter 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 This review contains excerpts of reviews of Bellyache completed by myself, my daughter, and my son For the full review, please go www.motherdaughterbookreviews.comDaughter 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 wasof 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 I also didn t understand how the float worked How did it bring them somewhere else I didn t like how it took so long to get to the good part of the story I don t like the part where they are just talking because it s not that interesting.I really loved, loved the book I think other kids like me would like the story.Mom Says I decided to read this book aloud to my two children over the course of one week They were begging me each night to read a bitThis is a reflection of how original, imaginative, and riveting this story really is for children even as young as 5 The children s books I have read are largely predictable, but this story has so many twists and turns that it keeps you guessing what will happen next throughout Further, as far as fictional settings are concerned, Maple Town is like nothing I ve read before In short, the plot and the setting are very unique and intriguing.While not giving away too much of the ending, it is worth it to note that there are important and valuable lessons to be learned in this story compassion, understanding, and forgiveness Marcos spins a tale where tension between the characters is nearly inevitable human meets candy person human likes to eat candy candy person is afraid of being eaten You ll have to read the story to find out if Peter and Lina show restraint A couple of small issues I had First, my kids and I agree that if they were whisked off to a strange land, they would not want to stay there They would miss their Mommy and Daddy terribly and would want to come home Ok, maybe I planted that idea in their head We all agreed that we wantedof Lina in the story This series of books with the second one coming in March, 2012 could have wider appeal to both boys and girls if Lina s character becomesfully developed and integrated in the next books Crossing fingers forLina I really, really enjoyed this story I would recommend the book for both boys and girls who are at least 8 years old I have to admit that it was a bit difficult to read aloud to the kids, but the proof is in the pudding They loved it


  5. Kathy Kathy says:

    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 eating too much food I could so relate to Peter who was helping in his grandfather s sweet shop and kept sneaking treats Before long Peter is not feeling so well and is transported to the whimsical land of the Candonites A place where the people look and smell good enough to eat.I m sure children ages 6 to 10 will enjoy this bo 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 eating too much food I could so relate to Peter who was helping in his grandfather s sweet shop and kept sneaking treats Before long Peter is not feeling so well and is transported to the whimsical land of the Candonites A place where the people look and smell good enough to eat.I m sure children ages 6 to 10 will enjoy this book It would make a fun read aloud for younger kids and a good read alone for those who are a little older It wrapped up a little too quickly for me and I never fully understood why a couple of characters acted like they did but otherwise an enjoyable, tasty read.Review copied from my blog


  6. Sherry Fundin Sherry Fundin says:

    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 Candy as far as the eye can see MMMMMM YUMMY Chocolate, squishy gummy bears, strings of licorice, peanut butter cups..I think we all know where this is going, but it was a great ride getting there This is a fun and quick read that your inner child may enjoy, as much as the youngsters in the family Excellent writing I sm 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 Candy as far as the eye can see MMMMMM YUMMY Chocolate, squishy gummy bears, strings of licorice, peanut butter cups..I think we all know where this is going, but it was a great ride getting there This is a fun and quick read that your inner child may enjoy, as much as the youngsters in the family Excellent writing I smiled and laughed as Peter gotthan he bargained for A delicious book with a delicious tale for the delicious child in you or someone you know I won this signed, first edition paperback of Bellyache from Crystal Marcos The cover is so cure I couldn t resist it I look forward to reading the sequel


  7. Brian Menard Brian Menard says:

    A wonderful children s story 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 I also purchased a couple of paperback editions for Christmas gifts last month to my younger grandchildren as well We all found BELLYACHE to be a very creative and fun story In addition, this story flows quite smoothly and the Author does an amazing job of keeping the reader engaged from cover to cover We re no A wonderful children s story 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 I also purchased a couple of paperback editions for Christmas gifts last month to my younger grandchildren as well We all found BELLYACHE to be a very creative and fun story In addition, this story flows quite smoothly and the Author does an amazing job of keeping the reader engaged from cover to cover We re now looking forward to reading her next book in this series HEADACHE I m very confident that we ll enjoy the sequel as well


  8. Mv Mv says:

    This is the first book I ve read listened to by this author This was a cute story but I wondered where it was going for a while There is not a blaring moral to the story Quite a lovely tale This is the third book I ve listened to by this narrator, Meral Mathews, and I would listen to another He did a great job narrating this kids book The other books I ve listened to by him are in the An Trodai series He does well giving each character a voice There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive This is the first book I ve read listened to by this author This was a cute story but I wondered where it was going for a while There is not a blaring moral to the story Quite a lovely tale This is the third book I ve listened to by this narrator, Meral Mathews, and I would listen to another He did a great job narrating this kids book The other books I ve listened to by him are in the An Trodai series He does well giving each character a voice There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review


  9. Julie Hodgson Julie Hodgson says:

    I really enjoyed this story, its reminiscent of Charley and the chocolate factory mixed with a magic grandpa, I think the whole point in storytelling is giving the child something to think about and reflect on, even if they don t think they areThe dream of every child would be to actually be in a sweet shop Even if the quests are not what you thought No spoilers I love stories with a moral lesson, and this certainly fits the bill The narrator has a nice sounding voice and did all t I really enjoyed this story, its reminiscent of Charley and the chocolate factory mixed with a magic grandpa, I think the whole point in storytelling is giving the child something to think about and reflect on, even if they don t think they areThe dream of every child would be to actually be in a sweet shop Even if the quests are not what you thought No spoilers I love stories with a moral lesson, and this certainly fits the bill The narrator has a nice sounding voice and did all the voices too that makes the story evenmagical Nice one


  10. Sherrie Sherrie says:

    Bellyache is an imaginative book with interesting concepts, however, I would have liked to have seen the ideasfully fleshed out The book held my interest but I think that the author could have made the book even better by givingdetails about the Cadonites and their civilization.


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