The Belly Book

Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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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.


Praise for The Belly Book

“This book encourages children to think positively about a body part that is often hidden away or rejected.”--School Library Journal
“With snappy rhymes, bright bold graphics, and a winning sense of playfulness, Manushkin follows The Tushy Book with a salute to the body’s middle ground, this time teaming up with Yaccarino.” --Publishers Weekly
“Delightful art adds panache to this simple ode to a familiar body part.” --Kirkus Reviews

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THE BELLY BOOK by Fran Manushkin, Dan YaccarinoKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE BELLY BOOK . A meditation on the middle for beginning readers and younger listeners supports some appealingly merry illustrations.
- Kirkus Reviews

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  • Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

  • Fran Manushkin is the author of numerous books for children. She lives in New York City. Visit her online at franmanushkin.com.

    Dan Yaccarino's many books include Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst. He is also the creator of the television series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life. Dan lives in New York City  with his wife and two children. Visit him online at yaccarinostudio.com.

  • Fran Manushkin
  • Dan Yaccarino
    Dan Yaccarino


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The Belly Book

Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino